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cond Catalogue 
ational Young 
an Association 

ield, Massachusetts 
^04907 flllil 

Associations, Neighboring 
Association Seminar, School 

Athletic Grounds 
Athletics, Representation in 
Bible and Religious Methods 
Boys' Work, Course for 
Buildings and Grounds 



64, 72 


>ns and Lectur< 
s, Trustees 

College Men 

Exercise, Philosophy of 
Exercise, Physiology of 
Exercise, Prescription of 
Field Work 
General Course 
Graduate Work 
Gulick Medal 
Gymnasium Work 
Gymnastic Theory 
History, Association 
History, Christian 
History of School 

21, 60, 72, 77 
49 , 51 

64, 66, 72 

64, 66, 72 


Massage ' I J I I -^£3 
Methods, Association 
Normal Practice 35. 
Object and Policy of School 
Officers and Committees 
Physical Course 
Physical Department, Organ- 
I ization of iljNaffife 
Physical Diagnosis 
Physical Examinations 

ig, History of 


Preparatory Course 
Problems of a Twentieth Cen- 
tury City 

Recitations, Practice and Ex- 

Religious Education, Principles 

Religious Life 
Schedule of Courses I 
Secretarial Course 

Sociology H 1 1 '; •><';' 
Student Organizations 
Students < 
Training Classes^ ^Hj 









Founded in 1885 


With Announcements for 1907-1908 
April, 1907 


Regular meetings of the Trustees on the third Wednesdays of 
September and March, and on the third Friday in June. 

Annual meeting of the Corporation on the third Friday in June. 
School financial year, September 1 to August 31. 


January 3 — Thursday, . . . Beginning of Winter Term. 
New England Secretaries' Conference, . . February 26-28. 

March 16-22, Senior Trip. 

March 22— Friday, End of Winter Term. 

April 2 — Tuesday, .... Beginning of Spring Term. 

June 14 — Friday, Commencement. 

September 25 — Wednesday, . . Beginning of Fall Term. 
December 20— Friday, ..... End of Fall Term. 


January 3 — Friday, . . .. . Beginning of Winter Term. 
New England Secretaries' Conference, Date to be announced. 

March 14-20, Senior Trip. 

March 20— Friday, End of Winter Term. 

March 31 — Tuesday Beginning of Spring Term. 

June 12 — Friday, Commencement. 

There will be no School sessions on legal holidays. 

For general information concerning the School, or for admission to the 
Secretarial Course, apply to President L. L. Doggett. 

Persons desiring information concerning the Physical Course, or admis- 
sion to it, are invited to correspond with Dr. James H. McCurdy. 

Corporators and Trustees 

The names of the 
Australia, S., /Vdelaide, Harry A. Wheeler. 
" Victoria, Melbourne, L. L. Pierce. 

H. A. Wilcox. 
Brazil, Rio Janeiro, Myron A. Clark. 

" Sao Paulo, Alvaro Almeida. 
France, Paris, Charles Bonnamaux. 
" " E. Buscarlet. 

" " M. B. Rideout. 

Germany, Berlin, Count Andreas Bernstorff. 
Great Britain, England, London, M. H. Hodder. 

W. H. Mills. 
J. H. Putterill. 
Scotland, Edinburgh, R. H. Smith. 
Hawaii, Honolulu, Hon. Henry Waterhouse. 
Korea, Seoul, P. L. Gillett. 
Portugal, Oporto, Rudolf Horner. 
South Africa, Adams, Natal, George B. Cowles. 
Sweden, Stockholm, Baron Edward Barnekow. 
Switzerland, Geneva, Rev. Gustave Tophel. 
Ontario, Toronto, C. M. Copeland. 
" " Robert Kilgour. 

F. M. Pratt. 
Ottawa, T. D. Patton. 
Quebec, Montreal, D. A. Budge. 

F. W. Kelley. 
J. E. Merritt. 
" D. W. Ross. 
" C. T. Williams. 
Alabama, Birmingham, James Bowron. 

" Joseph Hardie. 

" New Decatur, G. H. Winslow. 
California, Pasadena, Arthur G. Merriam. 
" Riverside, J. George Hunter. 
" San Francisco, H. J. McCoy. 
Colorado, Denver, Donald Fletcher. 
Connecticut, Hartford, Noel H. Jacks. 

New Britain, F. D. Fagg. 

F. G. Piatt. 
" New Haven, W. G. Lotze. 

" Waterbury, Robert S. Ross.^ 
District of Columbia, Washington, Merrill E. Gates. 
Georgia, Atlanta, W. Woods White. 
Illinois, Chicago, Geo. B. Affleck. 

" I. E. Brown. 
" A. A. Stagg. 
" " Robert Weidensall. 

Iowa, Des Moines, W. A. Magee. 

" " E. D. Sampson. 

Kansas, Lawrence, James Naismith. 

" Topeka, R. B. Gemmell. 
Kentucky, Louisville, J. L. Wheat. 
Louisiana, New Orleans, W. B. Abbott. 
Maryland, Baltimore, W. H. Morriss. 

F. A. White. 
Massachusetts, Boston, R. M. Armstrong. 

" A. E. Garland. 
" T. A. Hildreth. 
" " Charles A. Hopkins. 

" " Arthur S. Johnson. 

" G. W. Mehaffey. 
F. W. Teague. 
Campello, Preston B. Keith. 
Chicopee, James L. Pease. 
Fitchburg, Frederick Fosdick. 
Holyoke, C. W. Rider. 
Lynn, Henry P. Emerson. 

"J. N. Smith. 
Nantucket, E. A. Lawrence. 
Salem, Christian Lantz. 
Somerville, George E. Day. 
Springfield, Dr. W. F. Andrews. 
" Charles H. Barrows. 
" H. H. Bowman. 
" " J. T. Bowne. 

Geo. D. Chamberlain. 
Wm. Knowles Cooper. 

Trustees are italicized. 

Massachusetts, Springfield, L. L. Doggett. 

R. W. Ellis. 
W. D. Kinsman. 
" Wm. Orr. 

Rev. D. A. Reed. 
A. B. Wallace. 
" W. E. Waterbury. 
Wilbraham, W. R. Newhall. 
Michigan, Detroit, W. H. Ball. 

H. G. Van Tuyl. 
Missouri, Kansas City, Witten McDonald. 
New Hampshire, Concord, Allen Folger. 
New Jersey, Orange, L. E. Hawkins. 

C. T. Kilborne. 
" " John Roy. 

Plainfield, C. W. McCutchen. 
" " _ W. D. Murray. 

" Summit, Charles B. Grant. 
Trenton, W. W. Fry. 
New York, Addison, Burton G. Winton. 
" Albany, Clarence Valentine. 
" Brooklyn, C. W. Dietrich. 

" Luther Gulick. 
F. B. Pratt. 
H. L. Pratt. 
H. L. Smith. 
Buffalo, S. M. Clement. 
" Geneva, T. C. Maxwell. 
" Jamestown, W. A. Keeler. 
" Medina, W. A. Bowen. 
" New York, J. C. Armstrong. 
" " Fred W. Atkinson. 

T. M. Balliet. 
" " Frederick Billings. 

" Cephas Brainerd. 
" Wm. T. Brown. 

J. W. Cook. 
" C. C. Cuyler. 

H. D. Dickson. 
Rev. John H. Elliot. 
G. J. Fisher. 
" F. S. Goodman. 
" /. 5". Huyler. 
" ■ " David McConaughy, Jr. 

" " Geo. L. Meylan. 

O. C. Morse. 
" Richard C. Morse. 
" W. S. Richardson. 

F. B. Schenck. 
" J. Gardner Smith. 
" Erskine Uhl. 
" " George A. Warburton. 

L. D. Wishard. 
Troy, H. S. Ludlow. 
No. Carolina, Davidson College, Prof. H. L. Smith. 
Charlotte, F. C. Abbott. 
Winston-Salem, P. M. Colbert. 
Ohio, Cleveland, F. M. Barton. 

A. D. Hatfield. 
G. K. Shurtleff. 
" Dayton, G. N. Bierce. 
" Youngstown, J. A. Goodhue. 
Pennsylvania, Erie, C. W. Davenport. 

Philadelphia, Thos. DeWitt Cuyler. 
Pittsburg, Benjamin Thaw. 
" Scranton, C. H. Zehnder. 

Wilkesbarre, F. M. Kirby. 
Rhode Island, Providence, W. E. Colley. 
Tennessee, Chattanooga, J. B. Milligan. 

" Knoxville, James H. Cowan. 
Texas, Dallas, A. F. Hardie. 
Vermont, Burlington, W. J. Van Patten. 

" Montpelier, A. J. Howe. 
Virginia, Richmond, Joseph Bryan. 

" L. A. Coulter. 
Washington, Seattle, E. C. Kilbourne. 

Officers and Committees 


L. L. DOGGETT, Ph. D Springfield, Mass. 

Vice President 

C. A. HOPKINS Boston, Mass. 


H. H. BOWMAN Springfield, Mass. 

Recording Secretary 

J. T. BOWNE Springfield, Mass. 


GEO. D. CHAMBERLAIN Springfield, Mass. 

Executive Committee 

DR. W. F. ANDREWS Springfield, Mass. 

F. G. PLATT New Britain, Conn. 

H. H. BOWMAN Springfield, Mass. 

W. T. BROWN New York City. 

Property Committee 

GEO. D. CHAMBERLAIN Springfield, Mass. 

J. T. BOWNE Springfield, Mass. 

CHAS. H. BARROWS Springfield, Mass. 

Investment Committee 

H. H. BOWMAN Springfield, Mass. 

C. A. HOPKINS Boston, Mass. 

PRESTON B. KEITH Campello, Mass. 

Committee on Instruction 

J. W. COOK New York City. 

W. R. NEWHALL Wilbraham, Mass. 

T. M. BALLIET . . . New York City. 

R. C. MORSE New York City. 

GEO. L. MEYLAN New York City. 

L. E. HAWKINS Orange, N. J. 

GEO. W. MEHAFFEY Boston, Mass. 

Sub -Committee on Physical Course 

T. M. BALLIET New York City. 

R. C. MORSE New York City. 

GEO. L. MEYLAN New York City. 

JAMES H. McCURDY, Secretary Springfield, Mass. 

Silver Bay 

W. T. BROWN New York City. 

J. H. McCURDY Springfield, Mass. 

L. L. DOGGETT Springfield, Mass. 

Seminars and Theses 



Members of the Faculty 

L. L. Doggett, Ph. D., President; History and Literature of the Young 
Men's Christian Association, Methods of Religious Work, 

60 Northampton Avenue. 

A. B., Oberlin College, 1886; assistant state secretary Ohio Young Men's Chris- 
tian Associations, 1888; student Union Seminary, 1889; B. D., Oberlin Theological 
Seminary, 1890; A. M., Oberlin College, 1890; general secretary town Young 
Men's Christian Association, Oberlin, 1890; assistant state secretary Ohio Young 
Men's Christian Associations, 1890-93; Ph. D., Leipsic University, 1895 ; state secre- 
tary Ohio Young Men's Christian Associations, 1895-96; president International 
Young Men's Christian Association Training School, Springfield, Mass., 1896 — ; 
author "History of the Young Men's Christian Association," Vol. I., 1896; "His- 
tory of the Boston Young Men's Christian Association," 1901; "Life of Robert R. 
McBurney," 1902. 

J. T. Bowne, M. H. ; Librarian and Instructor in Association Methods, 

121 Northampton Avenue. 

In business, 1863-77; secretary Young Men's Christian Association, Hudson, 
N. Y., 1877-78; assistant secretary Brooklyn Association, 1878-80; secretary New- 
burgh, N. Y.j Association, 1880-83; in charge of Secretarial Bureau of Interna- 
tional Committee, New York City, 1883-85; instructor and librarian Training 
School, Springfield, Mass., 1885 — ; founder Historical Library of the American 
Young Men's Christian Associations, 1877; founder of the Secretaries' Insurance 
Alliance, 1880; joint editor of "Association Handbook," 1887-92; author "Decimal 
Classification for Association Publications," 1891; joint author "Decimal Classi- 
fication for Physical Training," 1901; compiler "Classified Bibliography of Boy 
Life and Organized Work with Boys," 1906; M. H., Training School, 1906. 

F. N. Seerley, B. Ph., M. D. ; Anatomy, Psychology, and Personal Evan- 
gelism 180 Westford Avenue. 

General secretary Young Men's Christian Association, Iowa City, Iowa, 1883-85; 
general secretary Davenport, Iowa, Association, 1886-87; general secretary Osh- 
kosh, Wis., Association, 1888-89; student Training School, Springfield, Mass., 1889- 
90; instructor Training School, 1890 — ; M. D., State University, Vermont, 1891; 
B. Ph., State University, Iowa, 1896; student Clark University Summer School 
three years; physical examiner and medical adviser Mount Hermon School, 1894 — ; 
physical examiner Wilbraham Academy, 1896 — ; physical examiner Monson 
Academy, 1902 — ; member Springfield Board of Education, 1896 — ; editor Asso- 
ciation Seminar, 1901 — ; student in psychology at University of Paris and physi- 
cal director Paris Young Men's Christian Association, 1903-04. 

H. M. Burr, B. A., B. D. ; Christian History and Sociology, 

250 Alden Street. 

B. A., Amherst College, 1885; B. D., Hartford Theological Seminary, 1888; 
assistant pastor of First Church, Lowell, Mass., 1899; pastor Park Church, 
Springfield, Mass., 1890-92; instructor in Training School, 1892 — ; post-graduate 
work in sociology, economics, and psychology at Columbia University, 1897. 

J. H. McCurdy, M. D. ; Physiology, Physiology of Exercise, Director of 
Gymnastics and Athletics .... 308 Eastern Avenue. 

Assistant secretary, Bangor, Me., 1887; physical director, Auburn, Me., 1888; 
student Training School, 1889-90; athletic and aquatic director New York City 
Association, 1891-94; M. D., New York University, 1893; physical and medical 
director Twenty-third Street Branch Association, New York City, 1893-95; instruc- 
tor Training School, 1895 — ; graduate student in physiology of exercise Harvard 
Medical School, 1896 and 1900; lecturer on physiology of exercise and on 
bibliographical methods in physical training, Harvard Summer School, 1903; joint 


author "Decimal Classification for Physical Training," 1901; member of the 
American Society for Research in Physical Education, and of the Physical Direc- 
tors' Society of the Young Men's Christian Association of North America; author 
"Bibliography of Physical Training," 1905; editor "American Physical Education 
Review." 1906 — . 

W. G. Ballantine, D. D., LL. D. ; The Bible, 321 St. James Avenue. 

A. B., Marietta College, 1868; A. M., 1874; graduate Union Theological Semi- 
nary, New York, 1872; student University of Leipsic, 1872-73; D. D., Marietta 
College, 1885; LL. D., Western Reserve University, 1891; assistant engineer 
American Palestine Exploring Expedition, 1873; professor of chemistry and nat- 
ural science, Ripon College, 1874-76; assistant professor of Greek, Indiana Uni- 
versity, 1876-78; professor of Greek and Hebrew, Oberlin Theological Seminary, 
1878-81; professor of Old Testament language and literature, 1881-91; president 
Oberlin College, 1891-96; instructor Training School, 1897 — ; author of "Induc- 
tive Logic" and "Inductive Bible Studies," published by the International Com- 
mittee Young Men's Christian Associations. 

Wm. W. Hastings, Ph. D. ; Anthropometry, History and Philosophy of 
Physical Training 1086 State Street. 

A. B., Maryville College, 1886; secretary Young Men's Christian Association, 
Maryville, Tenn., 1887-88; graduate Union Theological Seminary, 1891; graduate 
student New York University, 1889-91; assistant secretary Student Volunteer 
Movement for Foreign Missions, 1890-91; graduate student Union Theological 
Seminary and Columbia University, 1891-92; first assistant secretary Twenty- 
third Street Branch Association, New York City, 1892; representative Interna- 
tional Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations, Mexico, 1892; A. M., 
Maryville College, 1893; A. M., Haverford College, 1894; master Haverford Col- 
lege Grammar School, 1894-95; Ph. D., Haverford College, 1896; graduate Train- 
ing School, 1897; adjunct professor of physiology and hygiene, and head of the 
department of physical training, University of Nebraska, 1897-1900; instructor 
Training School, 1901 — ; author of "Manual for Physical Measurements"; "A 
Series of Anthropometric Tables for All Ages"; "Card System of Physical 
Examinations"; "Gymnasium Handbook." 

Elmer Berry, B. S. ; Physics, Chemistry, Physiology, Gymnastics and 
Athletics 154 Alden Street. 

B. S., University of Nebraska, 1901; student assistant Physical Department 
University of Nebraska, 1899-1901; second lieutenant Nebraska University Cadets, 
1901; graduate Training School, Springfield, Mass., 1902; Fellow Training School, 
1903; assistant instructor Training School, 1903-04; instructor Training School, 
1904 — ; editor "A Manual of Marching." 

Other Instructors 

Mrs. Carolyn D. Doggett, M. A. . . .60 Northampton Avenue. 

English Literature 

A. B., Oberlin College, 1890; M. A., Wellesley College, 1893; Leipsic University, 
graduate work in English, 1894-95; instructor in Greek and general history, Pike 
Seminary, Pike, N. Y., 1885-88; principal Women's Department and professor 
English literature and English history, Washburn College, Topeka, Kan., 1893-94; 
instructor English literature, Training School, 1898 — . 

J. F. Simons, '00 154 Alden. Street. 

Assistant Librarian 

H. H. Hamilton Dormitory Building. 


Clarence Baker Dormitory Building. 


Jean Marius Gelas .... 

Moniteur, Ecole de Joint- Ville-le : Pont, Paris, 1899-1901; instructor 
Phillips Andover Academy and Milton Academy, 1902 — ; instructor, 
Boston Normal School of Gymnastics, St. Paul's School, and Inter- 
national Young Men's Christian Association Training School, 1903 — . 


P. K. Holmes, Graduate '07 115 Alden Street. 

Student Assistant Gymnastics, Athletics 

A. W. Hendrian, '07 . Dormitory Building. 

Student Assistant Gymnastics, Athletics 

H. G. Carrell, '07 Dormitory Building. 

Student Assistant Gymnastics, Athletics 

H. A. Cook, '08 Dormitory Building. 

Student Assistant Gymnastics, Athletics 

C. C. Shean, '07 Dormitory Building. 

Student Assistant Gymnastics, Athletics 

Geo. Crispin, '08 Dormitory Building. 

Baseball Coach 

Dr. C. E. Street 2 Maple Street. 

Football Coach 

W. E. Cann New Britain, Conn. 

Instructor Wrestling 

S. A. Sitler, '09 Dormitory Building. 


Mrs. A. B. Rey . . Woods Hall. 



Graduate Students 

Beckett, William H. J., '06, B. H. 


Baltimore, Md. 

Holmes, Percy Kendall, '04 


Yarmouth, N. S. 



Senior Class (1907) 

Anguish, J. Lancelot 


t London, Ont. 

Briggs, Arthur Warren 



Salem, Mass. 

Brown, Milo Frederic 


vvnitenaii, in. x. 

Burgess, Frank E. 


Montreal, Can. 

Buttrose, William Frederick 


Adelaide, South Australia. 

Carrell, Henry Gustavus 


Morristown, N. J. 

Duncan, Egerton Wright 


Dublin, Ireland. 

Foster, Bailey Bancroft 


Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Hamilton, Harry H., B. A. 


St. John, N. B. 

Hendrian, August William 


Detroit, Mich. 

Jones, Stephen' 


Santee, Neb. 

Kern, Carl Benton 


Cleveland, Ohio. 

Kirkpatrick, Thomas Bruce 


Maiden, Mass. 

Marks, Oscar V. 


Clifton Forge, Va. 

Nicholson, Burton Matthew 


Petitcodiac, N. B. 

Omori, Hyozo 


Tokyo, Japan. 

Ratthei, Edward Arthur 


Pawtucket, R. I. 

Reichardt, Paul Herman 


Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Reinhardt, Henry Horl 


Orange, N. J. 

Roberts, Richmond Grout 


Haverhill, Mass. 

Shean, Chauncey Clark 


Bridgeport, Conn. 

Warfield, Orson Edwin 


Worcester, Mass. 

Werner, Edward August 


Hanover, Kan. 

Wood, Milton Darke 


Taunton, Mass. 

Wright, Joseph S., M. Di. 


Cedar Falls, la. 

Young, William James 


Boston, Mass. 

Twenty-six Seniors. 


Middle Class (1908) 

Bailey, J. Wheeler 


Findlay, Ohio. 

Baker, Clarence 


Cedar Falls, la. 

Bauer, Emery Andrew, B. S. 


Herkimer, N. Y. 

Burke, Marshall Andrew 


Newark, Ohio. 

Conklin, Edmund Smith 


New Britain, Conn. 

Cook, Harry Alexander 


Everett, Wash. 

Crispin, George, Jr. 


Charleston, 111. 

Cunningham, Everett Carleton 


Gloucester, Mass. 

Draper, George Orrin 


Norwich, Conn. 

Flower, Russell Sheldon 


Florence, Mass. 

Freeman, Judson Pattie 


Brookfield, N. S. 

Gould, Allison Almon 


Rome, N. Y. 

Greenwood, Hiram James 


Lynn, Mass. 

Honhart, Frederick Louis 


Warren, Pa. 

Johnson, Austin Garfield, B. Di. 


Slater, la. 

Johnson, Joseph Levien, B. Di. 


Huxley, la. 

Jones, Thomas Edward, B. Di., 

M. Di. 


Cresco, la. 

Kilbourne, Charles John 


Rome, N. Y. 

McGuire, Harry Ogden 


Montreal, Can. 

McNicol, Donald William 


Winnipeg, Man. 

Miller, Jesse Blaine 


Findlay, Ohio. 

North, Donald Christopher 


London, England. 

Pratt, George Charles 


Minneapolis, Minn. 

Prentice, Harper Howland 


Berkshire, N. Y. 

Robbins, Bradford Hilton, B. A. 


Yarmouth, N. S. 

Russell, Robert Wharton 


Winnipeg, Man. 

Stilmar, Louis Henry 


Geneva, N. Y. 

Stock, George Edward 


Springfield, Mass. 

Twitchell, Henry Sessions 


Brookfield, Mass. 

Warr, Walter Hopps 


Fall River, Mass. 

White, Frederick Glover 


Nottingham, England. 

Thirty-one Middlers. 

Junior Class (1909) 

Allen, Eugene Emery P 

Andrews, Ernest H. P 

Bandlow, Lessing P 

Bingemann, Charles William S 

Briggs, Chester Everette P 

Brock, John Drummond P 

Browne, Arthur T. P 

*Clark, Walter Liston S 

Brookline, Mass. 
Deckerville, Mich. 
Cleveland, Ohio. 
Buffalo, N. Y. 
Salem, Mass. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Bar Harbor, Me. 

Coe, George Allen 


Paterson, N. J. 

Cubbon, Robert Charles 



Cleveland, Unio. 

^Dennison, Rex Ed.w3.rd 


Forkston, Pa. 

Dickinson, Charles Alexius 


Wellington, New Zealand. 

Eyman, Frank Austin 



Lorain, Ohio. 

Field, Lewis Henry 


Fairhaven, Mass. 

Fieldbrave, Alfred 


Lahore, India. 

Fleming, George Rennick 


Cleveland, Ohio. 

Gahan, Percy Veranus 


Montreal, Can. 

Goss, George Edward 


raJi Kiver, Mass. 

Graves, Arthur Spaulding 



Mbnson, Mass. 

nan, jxicnaro. iviant 



prooKiyn, in. x. 

Heinisath, Albert Charles 



Cleveland, Ohio. 

Holm, Alexander Lommel 


in ewport, jx. i. 

Hopkins, Jess Townsend 


Dows, la. 

McClaflin, Edson Elezar 


W^est Springfield, Mass. 

ivicjjonaia, vv unam 



i^nanotte, in . l,. 

Mann, Leon 


Paris, France. 

Messer, Guerdon Norris 


Springfield, Mass. 

Moller, Ernest Frederick 



RrnnWim TVT V 

jjrooKiyn, in. i. 

Morise, Yosokichi 


Tokyo, Japan. 

Northcott, Herbert William 


Victoria, B. C. 

JrajTon, /\rtnur KODert 



Leominster, Mass. 

Phillips, John Dean 


Cleveland, Ohio. 

Preston, Thomas Davis 


Dublin, Ireland. 

Richards, Freelon Oscar 



par jriarDor, ivie. 

*Roberts, Ernest Vovah 


prooKiyn, in. x. 

oavory, rYriiiur rxAWvi 


ividrmeiiedu, ividas. 

Shaw, Edward Downs 


Bridgeport, Conn. 

Sherman, Byron Grant 



Putnam, Conn. 

Sitler, Stanley Augustus 



Lehighton, Pa. 

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oeanie, vv at>n. 

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Taylor, Laurence 


Springfield, Mass. 

Warner, Ralph Loring 


Northampton, Mass. 

Whitbeck, Winfield Scott 


Potter Hollow, N. Y. 

Forty-four Juniors: 

S Secretarial Course. 
P Physical Course. 
* Partial Course. 


The Training School equips young men for the offices of Gen- 
eral Secretary, Physical Director, Educational Director, and 
Director of Boys' Work in the Young Men's Christian Associa- 
tion. It prepares Christian young men for the physical director- 
ship in schools, academies, colleges, and public playgrounds. 
Young men are also admitted who desire to fit themselves for 
Christian work in social settlements, and among boys in boys' 
clubs and other organizations. 


There are two conceptions of a technical school. One, that the 
instructors shall be men who, though devoting their chief energy 
to the work of their profession, are willing to take part of their 
time to meet students and direct their study. This method of 
imparting instruction was formerly almost universal. It has been 
very generally abandoned. In the trades, it was called the appren- 
tice system. Young men were bound out to master workmen of 
varying degrees of ability, who taught them simply to do as their 
fathers had done. This has been succeeded in Europe, and more 
recently in America, by the trades schools and industrial institutes, 
which not only teach better, but are constantly leading in im- 
proved methods of work. In the professions the development has 
been almost parallel. Formerly a student of law, medicine, or 
divinity was placed under the charge of a member of the profes- 
sion he was seeking to enter. The lawyer directed the reading of 
the law student, took him to court, and otherwise 'guided his work. 
But this rnethod of professional preparation has been abandoned 
in Europe, and is fast passing here. It has been found that 
preparation for a life work is of such vital moment that it cannot 
be left to the casual hours of men who give their chief thought 
and energy elsewhere. 

But more important than this, the most successful schools are 
those which devote the greatest care to fundamental studies and 
principles, and only give actual work sufficient to illustrate these 


principles and secure the necessary skill. A man will have oppor- 
tunity to gain experience all his life, but he is not likely to master 
the principles of his calling after entering upon it. Actual ex- 
perience gives precedents rather than guiding principles. This 
higher conception of a technical institution is a historical de- 

Elmer Ellsworth Brown, Ph. D., United States Commissioner 
of Education, has recently said : — 

"It is one great merit of a vocational school of any kind that it 
stamps a professional character upon the occupation for which it 
prepares. By professional character, I mean that ingrained re- 
gard for standards and ideas, for special knowledge and special 
skill, which marks the professional man, and his readiness to put 
the claims of public service and of intrinsic excellence of per- 
formance above considerations of private gain. As compared 
with any kind of apprenticeship, a vocational school makes for 
such professional spirit, by combining the instruction of specialists 
in different fields, by referring processes to guiding ideas and cul- 
tivating practice in its connection with theory, by organizing a 
coherent course of training, by making a center of information 
relating to recent improvements in its particular craft. 

"Not only does the school prepare for the vocation more 
quickly and more thoroughly than any ordinary form of appren- 
ticeship, but it tends to improve more rapidly in its methods and 

The International Training School is built upon such a concep- 
tion, and its history has already shown the wisdom of this policy. 
The leadership of the School in physical training and in work 
among boys, and its contributions to Association literature and 
methods, have given it a prominent place. In its early days, the 
trustees were compelled to employ men who gave only part of their 
time to teaching. It has greatly increased the efficiency of the 
School to have a faculty of specialists who devote their whole en- 
deavor to its interests. Much of the original investigation done at 
the School appears in its publication, "The Association Seminar." 

While the Training School offers the advantage to its students 
of a faculty of specialists giving their whole time to instruction, 
it also brings to the students the leading experts in various phases 
of Association endeavor, who give courses of lectures and instruc- 


tion on the most up-to-date developments in Association work 
among young men. 

One of the most important parts of a student's education is 
fellowship and contact with fellow students who are to enter the 
same profession. Dormitory life at Springfield furnishes an 
admirable opportunity in this respect. Student friendships, the 
meetings in the literary societies, student prayer meetings, and 
various organizations, make a community life which forms an 
important part of an education. 

The Training School has always recognized its obligations to 
further the interests of the Young Men's Christian Associations 
by an original study of the problems presented by work among 
young men and boys. This is a rich field for research and investi- 
gation. There is scarcely one of the technical courses of the 
curriculum but has been largely produced by the instructor, or 
modified to adapt it to this particular field. 

Historical Sketch 

This year completes the twenty-second in the history of the 
International Training School. The rapid extension of the Asso- 
ciation movement between 1870 and 1885, the erection of large 
buildings, and the marked increase in the size of individual Asso- 
ciations created a demand for trained men as officers. Assistant 
secretaryships, conferences, and general conventions were the first 
means of training. Afterwards candidates were sent to various 
secretaries for personal training. About 1879, arrangements were 
made by the International Committee and the state committee of 
Pennsylvania, to have candidates for the secretaryship visit the 
Association at Harrisburg, Pa., for a period of from two to four 
weeks, that they might gain some practical acquaintance with 
methods of work. Twenty-six men visited this Association dur- 
ing the next three years. In June, 1880, Newburgh, N. Y., was 
made a training station, where Mr. J. T. Bowne was general secre- 
tary. Sixty-eight men visited this Association. During this 
period Poughkeepsie and Yonkers, N. Y., and Peoria, 111., were 
also added to the list of training stations. In addition to the 


growing demand for men there was a corresponding advance in 

It was in response to such appeals that this institution was 
founded by Rev. David Allen Reed, in Springfield, Mass., in 1885, 
in connection with the School for Christian Workers. Mr. J. T. 
Bowne, who had become one of the secretaries of the International 
Committee, was called to take charge of the secretarial department. 
In 1886 the department for physical training was established un- 


der the direction of Dr. Luther Halsey Gulick. This department 
has prepared a large proportion of the physical directors now in 
Association work. In 1890, as the result of a demand from the 
Associations, the Training School was separately incorporated as 
the International Young Men's Christian Association Training 
School. The following year a desirable property, consisting of 
thirty acres of ground bordering on Massasoit Lake, was pur- 
chased, and after a heroic effort, led by Mr. Oliver C. Morse, 
corresponding secretary of the School, funds were secured for a 
model gymnasium and athletic field. The pressing need of a 
dormitory and recitation hall was met by the erection, in 1895, of 


the present attractive headquarters of the institution. In the sum- 
mer of 1904, through the generosity of Mrs. Eleanor S. Woods, 
of Springfield, a most attractive social building, containing a 
dining hall, social rooms, and additional dormitory facilities, was 
erected and equipped at a cost of $20,000. The School has a 
property valued at $173,000. 

With this external development there has been a less public but 

Student's Room 

even more important internal evolution. A carefully shaped 
curriculum, extending through a three years' course, and a com- 
petent faculty of specialists is the result. 

The course of study as at first arranged covered two years. 
During 1895 this was extended to three years. This course aims 
to accomplish two things : First, to equip every student who 
comes to the International Training School to be a leader in 
religious work for boys or young men; second, to give him a 
technical knowledge of the work he expects to undertake in the 
Young Men's Christian Association. 


The institution stands for the most thorough specialization 
accompanied with a generous liberal training. It would fit the 
student for something definite, and at the same time give him a 
view of the broader fields of human culture. It seeks both cul- 
ture and power. In planning for the special studies for the 
various offices of the Young Men's Christian Association, the 
trustees have held the conviction that the aim of the institution 
should be to inculcate general principles rather than precedents 
or rules ; for example, the School aims to make men masters of 
the contents of the Scriptures rather than to give two or three 
courses which might be reproduced in an Association. It aims to 
make men who can produce their own Bible courses. 

It is remarkable in the technical courses how far the curriculum 
has gone beyond simply the study of methods. Methods have not 
only held their place, but cover a far larger sphere than at first. 
The course has also advanced to study principles as already de- 
scribed. In recent years a scientific study has been undertaken of 
boys and young men — their habits, aptitudes, temptations, eco- 
nomic standing and religious life. In sociology extended studies 
have been made among the young men and boys of Springfield 
regarding their economic and religious condition. 

Since its inception, this institution has stood for the study of 
humanics. It has recognized the threefold nature of man — 
body, mind and spirit. This conception furnishes a philosophy for 
its curriculum. It is a guiding principle which gives unity and 
symmetry to its work. The four liberal studies pursued are his- 
tory, social economics, English, and the study of the human mind. 

A preparatory course in English, mathematics, and history is 
offered for students who are deficient in entrance requirements 
for these subjects, though students who are deficient in all three 
should secure this preparation elsewhere. 

The Training School has stood for a high type of manliness 
in athletics. It has been an earnest advocate of clean sport and 
gentlemanliness on the athletic field and on the gymnasium floor. 


In response to a petition from the board of trustees which was 
signed by a number of the leading educators of Massachusetts, the 


legislature has granted the Training School a charter, giving the 
right to confer degrees. 

The degree prescribed for the secretarial course is Bachelor of 
Humanics (B. H.). This is in recognition of the student's having 
completed a thorough study of man — physically, socially, intel- 
lectually, and spiritually. 

For the physical course will be given the degree of Bachelor of 
Physical Education (B. P. E.), in recognition of the student's 
having completed a thorough course in physical training. 

For graduate work will be given the degrees of Master of 
Humanics (M.H.) and Master of Physical Education (M.P. E.). 

College Men 

The Training School offers a two years' course of study to col- 
lege graduates in the secretarial and physical courses. The 
Young Men's Christian Association offers an inviting career for 
men with a college education, and in schools and colleges there is 
an increasing demand for well-equipped physical directors. The 
impression has prevailed among some that a college education 
without additional training is adequate for success in the general 
secretaryship or the physical directorship. This is not justified by 
experience. During the five years, 1896-1900, two hundred and 
twenty-one college graduates entered the service of the Young 
Men's Christian Association as secretaries or physical directors, 
or in other positions. By January 1, 1903, sixty-six per cent, or 
all but seventy-five of these men, had dropped out of Association 
service. Of these two hundred and twenty-one, one hundred and 
ten entered the work as general secretaries or assistant secretaries. 
On the first of January, 1903, only twenty-six per cent, or twenty- 
nine men, remained in these positions. In other words, scarcely 
one fourth of the college graduates who entered city Association 
service during this period were found in the work five years later. 
On the other hand, seventy-three per cent of the graduates of the 
secretarial course at the Training School during these years, 1896- 
1900, have served five or more years as general secretaries or 
assistant secretaries. It is important that in addition to study in 
college, a man should have a thorough training in methods of 


Association work, in the study of the Bible, and in the history and 
literature of the Association. He should also make a systematic 
study of the physical, mental, social, and religious characteristics 
of boys and young men. He should be trained as a religious 
leader, and should become a specialist in the great questions 
regarding young men and boys. 

Physical training offers to the college graduate the advantages 
of a comparatively new profession. The increase in the number 
of positions in Associations, preparatory schools, and colleges 
during the last fifteen years has been very great. There is also 
increasing demand for physical directors in the city schools. The 
Associations, schools, and colleges are searching for men of 
moral earnestness and Christian character, who have the neces- 
sary technical knowledge and executive ability. The present 
demand far exceeds the supply. 

The need of technical training for physical directors is clearly 
shown by the fact that only nineteen per cent of the non-trained 
men, or of those who enter through an apprenticeship, succeed. 
Of the college graduates entering the physical directorship with- 
out technical preparation about twenty-three per cent succeed, 
while eighty-six per cent of the Training School graduates are 

Buildings and Grounds 

The institution has been provided with a property admirably 
adapted to its purpose, located on the shores of Massasoit Lake. 
The School campus and athletic grounds consist of thirty-two 
acres of land, within fifteen minutes' ride of the Central Young 
Men's Christian Association. 


The dormitory building, which at present is used also for 
recitations, library, and offices, is an attractive four-story brick 
structure, overlooking the lake. The first floor contains the lec- 
ture hall, the parlor, known as the if Jubilee Room," the reading 
room, library, and offices. 

The three upper floors contain two classrooms and sleeping 


rooms for sixty-eight students. Each floor is provided with lava- 
tories and baths. In the basement there is provision for chemical, 
physical and anatomatical laboratories, a bicycle room and store- 
room, beside the furnace and engine rooms. 


The Training School possesses a model gymnasium, given by 
four of its friends, Col. Charles A. Hopkins, Mr. Preston B. 
Keith, Mr. Benjamin Thaw, and Mr. Roland P. Hazard. The 
gymnasium floor is forty-eight by seventy-four feet, free from 
posts, having the usual apparatus, and in addition, handball courts, 
class climbing ropes, seven needle baths with hot and cold water, 
lockers eighteen by eighteen by forty-eight inches with com- 
bination locks. It also contains two classrooms, examining rooms, 
the physiological laboratory, massage room, and locker room and 
baths for club purposes. 


The International Training School, following the ideal of the 
Young Men's Christian Association, seeks to train its students 
socially, physically, intellectually, and spiritually. For some years 
one of the friends of the institution in Springfield, Mrs. E. S. 
Woods, had observed the need of greater social opportunities for 
the School. As a result of this conviction, she erected on the 
campus a social building, which has become a center of student 
life. The central feature of Woods Hall is a dining room attrac- 
tively equipped, with accommodations for one hundred and 
twenty-five or more guests. The social parlor, with its piano and 
cozy corners, makes a homelike place for the students. The 
second floor is given over to dormitory rooms. Many of the 
social occasions of the year are held in this building. 


Adjoining the gymnasium, six acres have been set apart for 
athletic purposes. This has been equipped with a ball field, quar- 
ter-mile running and bicycle track, and tennis courts. As the 
number of students increased, it has been necessary also to use 


for athletic purposes the grounds on the north side of Alden 
Street, covering fourteen acres. Football and baseball teams are 
trained on these grounds, and they are used for other athletic 
work. The athletic field near the gymnasium is flooded during 
the winter for skating and ice hockey. 


Through the efforts of the students and the generous gift of 
Mr. Frank Beebe of Holyoke, a boathouse was erected in the 

Camping Party in Gerrish Grove 

fall of 1901, on the borders of Massasoit Lake. This boathouse 
is equipped with a fine fleet of boats. Massasoit Lake, which is 
two miles in length, furnishes an admirable opportunity for train- 
ing in aquatics. The aquatic sports carried on by the students 
during Commencement week are an interesting feature. 


By a gift of the late Mr. Gerrish of Springfield, the School 
is enabled to preserve to a large extent the beauty of the shores 


of Massasoit Lake. Mr. Gerrish before his death deeded to 
the School twenty acres of land on the shores of Massasoit Lake, 
opposite the Training School grounds. This gift, which will be 
known as the Gerrish Grove, is a tract of land bordering on the 
lake for 2,300 feet. It is covered with beautiful white pines and 
deciduous trees, is easy of reach by boat from the Training School 
boathouse, and adds greatly to the beauty and value of the 
School's property. It will be useful for camping and athletic 
purposes, and when the lake is bridged to the narrows, will be 
available for buildings and other School uses. 

The School possesses three laboratories : The oldest, a labora- 
tory for the study of physiological physics and chemistry, gives 
special attention to the study of the chemistry of digestion and the 
mechanics of the body. The physiological laboratory, for the 
study of physiology of exercise, is equipped with ergographs, 
sphygmographs, sphygmomanometers, pneumographs, etc. Prog- 
ress has been made in the study of blood pressure and the effects 
of fatigue. The laboratory for histology is equipped with micro- 
scopes and a solar projection apparatus, which enables the entire 
class to do work in common. 

Alfred Fieldbrave, Lahore, India 

Leon Mann, Paris, France 




The library has become one of the most important features of 
the life of the School. No other department of the institution has 
increased more rapidly during recent years. More than 7,500 
volumes are contained in the School library and upwards of 
20,000 pamphlets and magazines bearing upon the subjects taught 
in the institution. 

The School is the custodian of the Historical Library of the 
American Young Men's Christian Associations, which is the 

Histological Laboratory at Training School 

largest collection in existence of books, pamphlets, and manu- 
scripts bearing especially upon work for young men and boys. 
It contains some 60,000 pamphlets and other publications. This 
furnishes to both students and faculty sources for extended orig- 
inal study of work for young men and boys. 

The institution also possesses the Gulick Collection of works 
on physical training, which is being added to from year to year. 
This is one of the choicest collections on physical training in 
English, and furnishes opportunity for original work. 

The reference library is open to the students at all times, and 
the lending section from 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. The reading room, 


always open, has on file six dailies, eighteen weeklies, sixty-five 
monthlies, and nine quarterlies. 

The general library is supported by income from "The Mary R. 
Searle Memorial Fund," and from current gifts of alumni, stu- 
dents and friends. Four hundred and seventy-two volumes were 
added last year at an expense of $597. 

The Springfield Public Library of 159,000 volumes, one of the 
great circulating libraries of the country, is at the service of the 
students without expense. 

Hyozo Omori, Tokyo, Japan Yosokichi Morise, Tokyo, Japan 

Normal Practice 

The School is located in the Connecticut Valley in one of the 
most beautiful American cities, in close touch with some of the 
leading educational institutions of the East. 

In no part of the world are there so many highly developed 
Young Men's Christian Associations as in the eastern section of 
the United States. The proximity of New York City with its 
varied work for young men, international, state and local, fur- 
nishes an opportunity to see all forms of Association activity in 
operation. The annual tour by the Senior class, and the frequent 
visits of Association leaders, bring the student during the three 
years of his course into vital touch with the most aggressive 
phases of the Association movement. The New England Secre- 

William Knowles Cooper, 
Secretary Springfield Association 

taries' Conference meets annually at the Training School, and 
opportunities occur each year for attending conventions. The 
churches of Springfield gladly welcome the services of the stu- 
dents in Bible teaching, and in various forms of Christian work. 
The summer conferences at Northfield are within easy reach to 

Springfield Building 

Newsboys' Gymnasium Class (Normal Work) 


A large work among boys and young men in Springfield is 
greatly dependent upon the students of the Training School. 
Under the auspices of the School, another organization of some 
275 boys carries on normal classes in gymnastics and outdoor 
athletics in season. There are three departments of the Sunday 
School Athletic League, enrolling 250 boys, whose activities are 
chiefly directed by students. There are also a number of boys' 
clubs in connection with churches which employ students as secre- 
taries. The Springfield boys' club for street boys is another 
opportunity. The playground associations of Springfield and 

Springfield Railroad Building 

other cities employ from twelve to twenty students during the 
summer. The Student Young Men's Christian Association at the 
School through its various committees carries on a large variety of 
activities — spiritual, social, intellectual, and physical. 

The International Training School stands for the most thor- 
ough practical as well as theoretical training. The opportunities 
for participating in the various phases of work for young men and 
boys are abundant. In the city of Springfield, with a population 
of over 72,000 people, a strong Association work has been de- 
veloped on the metropolitan basis. The organization includes a 
Central Branch, two Railroad Branches, and two Student Asso- 
ciations. The Central Branch is located in the heart of the city, 


in a modern building, and has 1,200 members. The work is de- 
veloped symmetrically. Special mention should be made here of 
the Boys' Department, with 350 members ; and the newly or- 
ganized Industrial Department, which is reaching large numbers 
of men. 

The Springfield Railroad Branch has recently entered its new 
$20,000 building. Its work is among 1,000 railway men employed 
in the three lines which pass through the city. An excellent 

Sunday School Athletic League Basket Ball Game (Normal Work) 

opportunity is here afforded the students to participate in a 
modern, progressive railroad department. This railroad branch 
has the honor of being the oldest in New England, and was the 
first to provide rest rooms for railroad men. The new building 
is equipped with three Brunswick bowling alleys, two pool tables, 
four needle and shower baths, twenty-eight separate furnished 
rooms, ten rest rooms, also reading room, social and educational 
rooms, assembly hall, kitchen, parlor, and secretary's office. 

The West Side Railroad Branch is located in the Roundhouse, 
on the west side of the Connecticut River; and here a well- 


developed work is conducted without adequate equipment. 
Rented rooms on the main street are used for social work. 
This branch may be considered an important factor in this 
growing railroad community. 

The students of the Training School are organized as a 
Student Association and officially connected with the brother- 

Westfield Building 

hood. The students of the International College are also 
organized as a branch of the Association, and a most effective 
religious work is being done. 

The Holyoke Association has one of the finest buildings and 
gymnasiums in Western Massachusetts, and has a membership of 
1,100. Large educational and Bible study work is maintained, 
and Sunday meetings are carried on on a strictly evangelistic 
basis. The boys' department maintains a secretary, the most 
modern methods being employed. This was one of the first de- 


partments to organize a shop Bible class among boys. Seventy- 
five men serve on committees. Aggressive work is being con- 
ducted for men in the mills and factories. 

The Westfield Association was organized in 1888, incorporated 
in 1891, built a three-story brick building, at a cost of $25,000, in 
1900, and added a $5,000 gymnasium and bowling alleys in 1902. 
The present membership is 250. The regular Association features 
are well represented. The gymnasium work includes special 
classes of business and professional men and clerks. A boys' 
secretary has been employed this year, and a new boys' work 
developed. The work is graded. The educational work for men 

Stephen Jones, Santee, Neb. 

includes practical courses in steam engineering and drawing. To 
add to the social life a pool table has been installed. 

Religious Life 

The students and faculty, through prayer meetings, chapel 
exercises, and the study of the Bible, strive to maintain an ear- 
nest religious life in the institution. The week of prayer for 
young men in November, and the day of prayer for colleges, are 
observed. Speakers of special power in inspiring students are 
invited from time to time to visit the School. There is a spirit of 
mutual helpfulness and brotherliness among the young men which 
is a means of real religious training. 

The Association Seminar 

This publication aims to give an independent, up-to-date, scien- 
tific treatment of the problems of young manhood — spiritual, 
social, intellectual and physical. It publishes the original work 
which is being done by faculty and students. Problems of inter- 
est and importance in the Association are considered from the 
educational standpoint — such contributions regarding Association 
events, outlook, policy, and problems as would naturally come 
from an educational center. The Seminar also contains Training 
School notes. It records what is going on at the institution and 
among the alumni, and aims to keep all those who are interested 
in touch with School life. 

The subscription price is $1.00. The editor in chief is Dr. F. N. 
Seerley, who is assisted by other members of the faculty. The 
business manager is Miss Isabel A. Richardson. 





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*Will be taught in 1908-09. 

The Curriculum 

While the Training School offers two courses of study, — the secretarial 
and the physical, — there is a group of fundamental subjects common to 
both courses, which for convenience is here presented under the title of the 
General Course. This course embraces studies which underlie the work of 
an Association officer. Based upon the General Course are the two technical 
courses, which give a knowledge and training for the particular department 
of work which the student expects to enter. 

I. General Course 


L. L. Doggett, President; Association History, Methods of Religious 

F. N. Seerley; Psychology, and Personal Work. 
H. M. Burr; Christian History, and General Plistory. 
W. G. Ballantine; The Bible. 
W. W. Hastings; English. 

The General Course, which forms the foundation of the curriculum, seeks 
to fit students to be leaders in spiritual work. It seeks to train each stu- 
dent to lead young men to Jesus Christ, and to teach the Bible. It aims 
to acquaint him with the Young Men's Christian Association and its field. 
It also seeks to broaden his intellectual horizon, to promote mental dis- 
cipline, and to familiarize him with the problems which a leader in Chris- 
tian work will meet in practical life. It falls into six divisions : 1. The 
Bible Course. 2. History. 3. Psychology. 4. English. 5. Conventions and 
Lectures. 6. Graduate Work. All students in the Junior and Middle years 
receive instruction in gymnastics and athletics, described on pages 64 and 
66. All students also take the course in physical department methods, 
described on page 71. 

1. The Bible and Religious Methods 

(1) The Bible. (Dr. Ballantine, Junior and Middle years, five hours 
per week.) An essential of spiritual leadership is a knowledge of the 
Scriptures. This is fundamental in the preparation for any position in the 
Association. It is the aim of the institution that every student who enters 


its ranks shall gain a knowledge of the Bible, and it is believed that the 
course here offered will prove attractive, not only to men who are pre- 
paring, but to men already in the service who may desire special Bible 
study. Two years are devoted to a study of the text, one being given to 
the Old Testament and one to the New Testament. The student is ex- 
pected to read each book in accordance with the directions of the instructor, 
to recite upon its facts and ideas in the classroom, and to take notes of 
familiar lectures upon it. There are no formal lectures upon Biblical 
introduction and theology, but the topics commonly treated under those 
heads are incidentally brought to the student's attention while he is engaged 
upon the several books inductively. By the method used, the student gains 
from his own investigations a direct and comprehensive knowledge of each 
book in the Bible and of each Testament as a whole. The main outline of 
the progress of Hebrew civilization and history, and of divine revelation, 
is fixed in his mind. He attains a knowledge not of proof texts, but of 
connected series of events and inspired arguments, and chains of thought. 
In the unity of a total impression, the strength of every part is assured. 

In this way not only are the contents of the Scriptures mastered, but the 
mind is trained in the preparation of gospel addresses, etc., and the inner 
spiritual life is quickened through the truth. It will be readily seen that 
this instruction does not aim to give courses that can be reproduced in the 
local Associations, but to give a comprehensive study of the entire body of 
the Scriptures, which will enable the student to lay out courses himself as 
may be necessary and equip him to be a teacher of the Bible. The attention 
of students desiring to fit themselves for instructors in the English Bible in 
colleges and schools is called to this course. It is believed to be unsur- 
passed in the thorough mastery it gives of the contents of the Scriptures. 

Arrangements are being made the coming year for a series of lectures 
on the Bible, particularly from the devotional point of view, which will be 
calculated to quicken the spiritual lives of the students. 

(2) The Training Classes and Methods of Religious Work. (Dr. 
Doggett, Senior year, two hours per week. Dr. Seerley, Middle year, one 
hour per week.) These classes have an intimate relation to the practical 
Christian work of the students. During the Middle year, the class studies 
the interviews of Jesus. The great questions of regeneration and the use 
of the Bible with the unsaved form the chief subject of this study. This 
course accompanies the study of psychology, and is a study of the laws of 
mind as used by Jesus in his dealing with men. 

In the Senior year two hours per week are given to the subject of re- 
ligious pedagogy. Attention is given to the preparation of gospel addresses, 
Bible studies, and the best methods of teaching Bible classes. Normal 
classes are held in Bible teaching, following the text book prepared by 
Mr. Edwin F. See. Students visit and report not only upon the Bible class 
work done in the city of Springfield, but upon the work done in the various 
departments of the public schools. Each student teaches a class and is 
criticised by the instructor. 


2. History 

(1) The History of Christianity and Christian Civilisation. (Professor 
Burr, Senior year, five hours per week.) It is the aim of this course to 
familiarize the student with the great movements in the development of 
Christianity and Christian civilization. The first term is devoted to the 
study of early and medieval Christianity, the second term to the Refor- 
mation and the Protestant movement in Europe, and the third term to the 
Christian life in America and the history of missions. 

The work is carried on by lectures, carefully prepared courses of read- 
ing, and text books for special periods and topics. Special emphasis is laid 
on the courses of reading and topical study, so that the student becomes 
familiar with the masterpieces of historical literature. Recent additions to 
the department of history in the School library facilitate the work of this 

Students are expected to own "The History of the Christian Church," 
by Professor Fisher. 

(2) Association History and Literature. (Dr. Doggett, Senior year, 
three hours per week.) The aim of this course is to acquaint all students 
with the history and development of this great movement. Careful atten- 
tion is given to the forces in the church, and the conditions of social life 
which made such a movement necessary. The Association is studied, not 
as a local or national, but as a world-wide endeavor. In the first period, 
1844 to 1855, especial attention is given to the London work and its forma- 
tive influence. In the second period, 1855 to 1878, recognition of the leader- 
ship of the American work requires especial attention to the movement 
on this continent. In the third period, 1878 to the present time, more atten- 
tion is given to the spread of the movement throughout the world. This 
course studies the development of the Association, its organization and 
polity, its literature, and the fixed principles which govern its operation 
and its relation to the church. 

Students are expected to read and review the more important works 
which the leaders of the Young Men's Christian Association have pro- 

3. Psychology 

(Dr. Seerley, Middle year, three terms, four hours per week.) This 
course occupies a full year, and is taken by all Middlers. The human 
mind is complex, and the aim is to study it from many view points, keep- 
ing constantly in mind the work for which the student is preparing. 

(1) Physiological Psychology. The course opens with a study of the 
nervous system. The brains of animals are dissected so the student may 
become acquainted with every part, and also demonstrate their relations. 
Sections of the entire human brain are available which have proven very 
helpful in studying the gross structure. The microscopes and micro-pro- 


jection apparatus enable the student to study the minute structure of every 
part as revealed in the many variously prepared and stained microscopic 
slides of the central nervous system. This is followed by a study of the 
special senses, their rise and development, their structure, their function, 
and their localized culture in the central nervous system. A large num- 
ber of laboratory experiments fixes the range of each special sense, as 
well as calls attention to the many illusions which are liable to occur. The 
modern theory of localization of brain centers receives careful attention, 
with the latest applications. 

(2) Genetic Psychology. This is a course in the psychology of the child 
with special reference to the laws of mental development. The seminary 
method is largely used, and each student is assigned individual work which 
is later presented to the class. This gives him the practice of searching for 
information from original sources, and teaches him the method of pre- 
senting scientific data. The distribution of the subjects is largely governed 
by the work for which each man is being prepared. If he is to become a 
boys' secretary, such topics are assigned as will make him best acquainted 
with boy life. This is also true of students who are to become physical 
directors and general secretaries. 

The human instincts receive careful attention under this head. A few 
are named to show the value of the work, but not to indicate the scope of 
it. Each is studied as to the genesis in the animal world, relation to the 
struggle for existence, modifications as the scale of life is ascended, value 
in the development of manhood if properly used, and danger if improperly 
developed or left undeveloped : fear, the fighting instinct, anger, plays, 
hunting, the gang instinct, sex instinct, hero worship, imitation, the pa- 
rental instinct, and others. 

Under the head of the sex instinct, the subject of "personal purity" 
from the psychological standpoint is carefully considered, and each student 
learns to present this subject to an audience of men or boys, as well as how 
to deal with the individual who has become addicted to unfortunate habits. 

Heredity and degeneracy are also given an important place in this study. 
Attention is given to the introduction of disease, the use of alcoholic 
stimulants, the lack of proper food, etc., with their effects upon the child. 
An attempt is made to trace the dominating characteristics of the boy dur- 
ing the different periods of his development, so that treatment of him may 
be intelligent and helpful at all times. 

(3) General Psychology. Under this head are studied consciousness 
and the self ; attention and habit ; the intellect, including sensation, percep- 
tion, conception, apperception, and such complex mental processes as mem- 
ory, imagination, judgment, thought and reasoning; the sensibilities, in- 
cluding the emotions, the affections and the desires, and volition or the 

(4) Psychic Phenomena. Under this head are treated suggestion, 
sleep, hypnosis, alterations of personality, dreams, hallucinations and illu- 


sions, and as far as possible the laws underlying the different systems of 
"faith cure." 

4. English 

(In charge of Dr. Hastings, Junior year, five hours per week.) The 
ability to use the English language is of the utmost importance. Few men 
achieve such excellence in English but that they covet the opportunity for 
further study. Throughout the course students are required to present 
papers and essays in different branches, which are revised and criticised 
by instructors. The work in English is a study of modern explanative and 
argumentative composition, with practice in writing and criticism. A brief 
study of the newspaper in its relation to the Association, with practice in 
reporting, interviewing and editorial writing, the preparation of plans, and 
the study of style. 

Particular attention is given to public speaking in connection with the 
Literary Societies. These Societies meet weekly through the year. 

5. Conventions and Lectures 

(1) Conventions. The School aims, through conventions and confer- 
ences, to bring the students into touch with the current affairs of the 
Association. The state conventions of Massachusetts and Connecticut are 
frequently attended by delegates of the students, and opportunity often 
arises for students to attend the New York state convention. 

During March the New England Secretaries' Conference holds its ses- 
sion for three days at the School dormitory. This conference brings 
together the employed officers of the six New England states. This gather- 
ing furnishes an excellent opportunity to come in touch with present-day 
Association affairs. During the past year the American Physical Edu- 
cation Association held its biennial convention at the Training School. 

(2) Lectures. One of the most helpful means of keeping in touch with 
the active work of the Association is found in the lectures and addresses 
which from time to time are given by Association leaders and others. In 
addition to the lectures in connection with the Seminars and the courses 
in Methods, the following, among others, have been delivered the past 

William Knowles Cooper, Springfield, Mass., "The Toledo Conference." 
W. E. Fenno, secretary International Committee, New York City, 
"Railroad Work." 

V. W. Helm, secretary International Committee for Japan, "The De- 
velopment of the Young Men's Christian Association in Japan." 

Fred B. Smith, secretary International Committee, New York City, 
"Highest Ideals in Christian Service." 

S. Wirt Wiley, Minneapolis, Minn., "Association Work in Europe." 


6. Graduate Work 

Graduates of the School, or those having done equivalent work else- 
where, will be allowed to pursue advanced work under one of the instruc- 
tors. The course must be laid out at the beginning of the year by the 
president and approved by the faculty. It will involve a major theme with 
two minor allied courses. The aim shall be to do work of an original 
character. This work shall be embodied in a thesis, two copies of 
which, bound in cloth, must be presented to the School. By vote of the 
faculty, graduates of the Training School who have a Bachelor's degree, 
either in humanics or in physical education, who complete a one year's 
graduate course, and present a thesis which receives a grade not lower 
than worthy of praise, will be recommended to the trustees as candidates 
for a Master's degree. 

7. Preparatory Course 

As no student can be a candidate for a diploma unless he has a good 
English education, and has attained high school standing in English, gen- 
eral history and mathematics, provisions have been made by the trustees 
for men to make up deficiencies in these branches. It is, however, desir- 
able that this work should be done before coming to Springfield. 

(1) English. Five hours weekly are given to the study of English and 

(2) History. Five hours weekly are given to the subject of history, 
covering Ancient, Medieval and English History. 

(3) Mathematics. Five hours weekly are given to mathematics, cover- 
ing arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. 

II. Technical Courses 

During the Junior year students pursue largely the general course, but 
from that time on, while a part of each day is occupied with the general 
course, an increasing proportion of the student's time is given to special 
technical study in the department to which he intends to devote his life. 
These courses have been worked out with great care, and are adapted from 
year to year to the growing demand of the Young Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation and physical education. 

1. The Secretarial Course 


L. L. Doggett, President; Secretarial Seminar. 
J. T. Bowne; Secretarial Methods. 


F. N. Seerley; Physiology. 

H. M. Burr; Sociology, Ethics, and Philosophy of Education. 

Mrs. Carolyn D. Doggett; English Literature. 

W. W. Hastings ; English. 

J. H. McCurdy; Physical Department Methods. 

Junior Year 

English Literature 

(Mrs. Doggett, three terms, four hours per week.) The work in English 
and American literature is a study of the great art forms of literature and 
their relation to the epochs of national life. This will include a study of 
Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, and Tennyson, — the charac- 
teristics of the age in which they lived, and their relation to that age. 
Among the American writers studied are Cotton Mather, Jonathan 
Edwards, Daniel Webster, Irving, Emerson, and Hawthorne. This course 
aims to familiarize the students with the masterpieces of English, and is of 
great practical value in fitting a secretary for directing the reading of 
young men and boys. 


(Dr. Seerley, five hours per week.) This course is arranged in recogni- 
tion of the unity of man's threefold nature, with the conviction that the 
religion of Jesus Christ is adapted to redeem man in his entirety — body, 
mind and spirit. 

This study begins with a course of lectures, calculated to show man's 
place in the universe, including the unorganized and organized world, and 
to put him into relation with these. 

A study of the body is then begun with the most simple analysis into 
trunk, limbs, head, and all that can be readily observed. 

This naturally leads to the study of the mechanics of the body. Then, 
by means of dissection of animals in the laboratory, the different systems 
making up the body (muscular, osseous, nervous, etc.) and organs associ- 
ated in forming the apparatuses (circulatory, digestive, respiratory, repro- 
ductive, etc.) are discovered. 

The student then picks out the muscles and names them, assisted by 
charts, demonstrations and experiments ; the bones, naming and classifying 
them, aided by the skeleton. Bone, muscle, nerve, etc., are then studied as 
regards function, structure and relations. 

In the same way every organ composing the several apparatuses is 
minutely studied till a complete analysis results. 

The student then collects and combines all the physiological properties 
possessed by all the tissues, and discovers that the original cell, from which 
developed this complex structure by the process of differentiation, possessed 
all these powers. 

A study of the growth and development of the body then naturally fol- 


lows. Careful study is then given to the external and internal conditions 
which tend to promote health in this complex structure, as well as the 
best thing to do in case an injury should occur to any part of it. This 
course also lays a foundation for the study of psychology. 

Middle Year 


(Professor Burr, one term, five hours per week.) This course combines 
lectures on the origin and growth of the moral nature and moral laws, 
class discussions of ethical problems in practical life and courses of read- 
ing, covering such topics as the history of ethical philosophy, the psychology 
of ethical feeling, the relation of ethical laws to physical laws, and the rela- 
tion of ethics and religion. The aim of the course is to assist in the con- 
struction of a scientific and effective philosophy of conduct. 

The Principles of Religious Education 

(Professor Burr, one term, five hours per week.) No teacher is fully 
equipped for his work without a special study of the principles and methods 
of education. No religious leader is fully equipped for his work without a 
special study of the application of these principles and methods to religious 
education. This is particularly true of the leader in Association work. To 
develop the moral and religious life is the goal of all its educative work. 
Education prepares the way for conversion, and conversion should be the 
normal culmination of our educational work. 

Outline. 1. Great Educational Leaders. 2. Fundamental Principles of 
Education. 3. The Special Problems of Religious Education. 4. Types of 
Religious Education. Recent Literature. 5. The Young Men's Christian 
Association and Religious Education. 6. The Religious Life of Adolescence. 

The Problems of a Twentieth Century City. 

(Professor Burr, one term, five hours per week.) Cities are the strategic 
points of our modern civilization. In the cities are massed, not merely the 
most powerful economic and political forces, but also the most powerful 
ethical and educational forces. So far as we can see, an ever-increasing 
proportion of our population will live in cities. Hence the problems of the 
city are, like the poor, likely to be always with us, and we must face them 
as best we may. 

The Young Men's Christian Association is itself a product of city life. 
It is an organized attempt on the part of the church to meet one of the 
most pressing needs of city life, — a social center for young men, where all 
wholesome and educative influences should be massed attractively and 


It is becoming evident that the secretaries- and directors of the Associa- 
tion must be sociological experts. In studying the lives of young men they 
will become so perforce. As a matter of fact, they constitute a natural 
bureau of information as to all the forces and conditions of city life which 
affect young men. In some of our largest and most effective Associations, 
the secretaries are becoming recognized as authorities on municipal sociol- 
ogy, both to the benefit of the city and their own work. 

In order to meet this growing demand of our work, a term of study is 
devoted to municipal sociology. 

Syllabus of Course in Municipal Sociology: 

I. Introduction. The city in its relation to civilization. 
II. History. Ancient and medieval cities. Their relation to political, 
social, and economic progress. 

III. Growth of Modern Cities. Causes and consequences of rapid urban- 

ization. Statistics, composition and distribution, or race and oc- 

IV. Special Problems. 

1. Administration. 

(1) City charters. (2) Relation of city and state. (3) The mayor, — 
qualifications, term of office, powers. (4) The composition and duties of 
the council. (5) The organization and control of departments. (6) Fi- 
nances, — methods of taxation, appropriations, uniform systems of account- 
ing. (7) The granting of franchises, — duration, resumption. (8) Control 
of quasi-public corporations, such as the telegraph, telephone, express, gas 
and electric light, and street railway companies. 

2. Health. 

(1) The housing problem, — tenements, overcrowding, plumbing, in- 
spection, model tenements. "Philanthropy and Five Per Cent." (2) 
Streets, — cleaning, beautifying, regulation of use. (3) Parks, playgrounds, 
public baths, recreation piers, etc. (4) The control and prevention of dis- 
ease. The board of health, sanitary police, etc. 

3. Morals. 

(1) The prevention and punishment of crime. The organization and 
control of the police. (2) The liquor traffic and the saloon. License or 
prohibition? Suppression or substitution? (3) Prostitution, — causes, con- 
sequences, methods of suppression or control. (4) Amusements, — theaters, 
dance halls, circuses, games. Extent of municipal responsibility. (5) In- 
decent pictures and literature, gambling, etc. 

4. Philanthropy. 

(1) Care of dependents, — orphans, paupers, etc. (2) Care of de- 
fectives, — idiots, insane, etc. (3) Care of delinquents, — young criminals. 
Juvenile courts. Reform schools. 


5. Education. 

(1) Aim of public education. (2) Courses of study, — nature and 
extent. (3) Control. Laws. School board and officers. (4) Teachers, — 
qualifications, character, sex, religious relation, salaries, pensions, etc. (5) 
School extension, — wider utilization of school buildings, vacation schools, 
municipal lectures, concerts, etc. 

V. Municipal Progress and Public Ownership of Public Utilities. 
VI. Unofficial Agencies for Municipal Betterment. 

(1) The church, especially the institutional church. (2) The Young 
Men's and Young Women's Christian Associations. (3) University and 
Social Settlements. (4) Municipal and Civic Leagues. 

Senior Year 


Sociology is the Science of Social Progress. 

(Professor Burr, three terms, five hours per week.) 

I. Social Origins. Social embryology — "First steps in human progress." 

(a) Primitive society. 

(b) Primitive arts and industries. 

(c) Social evolution and the theory of "recapitulation." 

II. Social Groups. Social anatomy and physiology — The composition and 

classification of the various social groups. 

(a) Genetic groups. 

(b) Static groups. 

(c) Purposive groups. 

(d) Institutions. 

III. Social Forces. Social psychology — "Psychic factors in civilization." 

(a) The group mind and the psychology of the crowd. 

(b) Psychic factors in socialization. 

(c) The means of social control. 

Text books: "Pure Sociology," "Applied Sociology," Ward; "Princi- 
ples of Sociology," Giddings; "Social Control," Ross. 

Association Methods 

The course in Association methods is the result of twenty-one years of 
experience and testing. It is adapted to teach the student both the science 
and the art of the secretaryship. 

Students wishing to prepare for the secretaryship of railroad Associations 
will follow this course, and will be assigned work bearing particularly upon 
the department to which they are to devote their lives. The two railroad 
Associations of Springfield furnish an opportunity for practical experience. 


Students wishing to fit for the religious work directorship will follow 
the regular secretarial course, and be assigned special work bearing upon 
this department, particularly in the preparation of a thesis. The same plan 
will be followed for men wishing to prepare for any of the various lines of 
secretarial work. This year one student is fitting for work among col- 
ored young men, one for Indian work, and nine for work among young 
men in foreign lands. 

Students wishing to fit for secretarial work among boys follow the regu- 
lar secretarial course with some additions from the physical course. All 
students are trained to deal with boys. The features bearing particularly 
upon work among boys are more fully outlined on pages 73 to 76. 

Students desiring to fit for county work will be given the regular secre- 
tarial course, and special lectures and reading for this department. 

The course in Association methods is under the direction of Professor 
J. T. Bowne. Instruction in fundamental principles, Association organiza- 
tion, business management, and the office and work of a general secretary, 
is given by him. The Training School aims to bring the student into touch 
with the most approved and most recent methods used, not only in a single 
Association, but in many Associations in different parts of the country. 
Methods are constantly changing, and it is the plan in the presentation of 
this course to secure the cooperation of leading specialists in various 

(Professor Bowne, four hours per week.) 

(1) The Field and Its Limit. The work, why needed. A definite work 
by and for young men. The aim distinctively religious. Relation to the 
church. Relation to other religious societies. 

Lecturer, 1905-06; George G. Mahy, general secretary, Scranton, Pa., 
"The Study of the Local Field." 

(2) The Organisation. When and how to organize. The constitution. 
Branches and sub-organizations. The directors and officers. 

Lecturer, 1905-06; Secretary W. Knowles Cooper, Springfield, Mass., 
"Department Organization." 

(3) The Membership. Classes. How to secure members. The mem- 
bership committee. How to retain members. Development of active mem- 
bers. The associate membership and its relations. 

(4) The General Secretary. His relation to churches and pastors, to 
officers, directors and committees, to other employees, to the business com- 
munity, to his fellow secretaries. Accepting a call. Beginning work. 
Correspondence. System. Statistics. Studying human nature. Dress. 
Conversation. Economy. Health. Growth — spiritually, intellectually, and 
socially. Securing and training employed officers — demand and supply, 
methods of training. 

Lecturer, 1906 : Secretary W. Knowles Cooper, Springfield, Mass., "The 
Personal Life of the Secretary" — two lectures. 

(5) The Association Home. Advantages of owning a building, loca- 


tion, arrangement, construction, equipment. The care of the home — 
repairs and safety, order and cleanliness. How to get a building — prepara- 
tory work, the canvass, cautions. The building movement — its beginning 
and growth. 

Lecturer, 1906: Secretary George G. Mahy, Scranton, Pa., "Building 
Construction" — four lectures. 

(6) The Business Management. Current finances — the annual budget, 
income, solicitation, collection and disbursement, financial accounting. 
Real estate and endowment funds — incorporation, trustees, endowment, 
debt, taxes, insurance, leases. Records and advertising — recording statis- 
tics, anniversaries, parlor conferences, printed matter, the bulletin, annual 

Lecturers, 1906: Secretary, N. H. Jacks, Hartford, Conn., and L. B. 
Baker, Waterbury, Conn., "Association Accounting" — four lectures. Gen- 
eral Secretary W. Knowles Cooper, Springfield, Mass., "Business Manage- 
ment and Finances" — two lectures. General Secretary H. L. Simmons, 
Brooklyn, N. Y., "Association Economics and Finances" — four lectures. 

(7) The Religious Department. The Bible in Association Work: In- 
dividual study — objects, methods and helps; class study — a Bible class in- 
dispensable, relation of the general secretary, beginners', advanced and 
training classes, true place and appliances, the teacher, the class, the topics, 
preparing the lesson, teaching the lesson. Personal evangelism — the evan- 
gelistic meeting, other meetings at the buildings ; meetings outside the build- 
ings — in shops, etc. ; foreign missions to young men ; distribution of re- 
ligious reading matter ; the invitation committee. 

Lecturers, 1906: Fred S. Goodman, secretary International Committee, 
New York City, "The Religious Department" — four lectures. J. W. Cook, 
state secretary of New York, "The Bible Study Department" — eight 
lectures. E. T. Colton, secretary International Committee, New York City, 
"Foreign Work Department" — four lectures. 

(8) The Educational Department. The reading room — furniture, 
supervision, papers and periodicals. The library — its importance and place 
in the Association, how to develop, apartments and furniture, management, 
selecting and buying books, classification, cataloguing, shelf listing, binding 
and repairing, advertising, registration and charging, reference books, 
courses of reading, aids to readers. Educational classes — the need, 
branches taught, adaptation, thoroughness, frequency of sessions, instruc- 
tors, classrooms, examinations. Literary societies, etc. — value, various 
forms of organization and work, how supervised. Lectures and talks — the 
use and abuse of lectures, home talent, practical talks. The educational 
director — qualifications, work and relationships. 

Lecturers, 1905-06: George B. Hodge, secretary International Committee, 
New York City, eight lectures. H. S. Colburn, educational director West 
Side Branch, New York City, "Educational Work in the Local Field"— 
four lectures. 


(9) Physical Department Methods. (Dr. McCurdy, six weeks, five 
hours per week. See page 71.) Aim of the department — health, education, 
recreation. Conditions under which a physical department should be or- 
ganized. Scientific equipment and methods — examinations, statistics, pre- 
scription of exercise. Practical equipment and methods — location and 
arrangement of gymnasium, bath and dressing rooms, outfit, methods. 
Outdoor work. The physical director. The department committee. 

(10) The Social Department. The social life. The reception commit- 
tee. The social rooms. Social entertainments. 

Lecturer, 1905-06 : J. W. Cook, state secretary of New York, "The Social 
Life of the Association" — two lectures. 

(11) The Department of Information and Relief. Boarding houses. 
Employment bureau. Savings bureau. Benefit fund. Visiting the sick. 
Destitute young men. 

Lecturers, 1905-06: W. Knowles Cooper, general secretary, Springfield, 
Mass., "Social Service." J. G. Schroeder, general secretary German 
Branch, Buffalo, N. Y., "Economic Features" — two lectures. 

(12) The Boys' Department. Necessity, aim and benefit. Organiza- 
tion and relationships. Different classes of boys. Supervision. Methods 
and agencies — religious, educational, physical, and social. 

Lecturers, 1905-06: E. M. Robinson, secretary International Committee, 
New York City, "Work with Boys" — six lectures. H. W. Gibson, state 
secretary boys' work, Boston, "State and Local Work and Summer 
Camps" — four lectures. W. H. Davis, general secretary, Portland, Me., 
"Work for Boys from a Secretary's Point of View" — four lectures. 

(13) The Work among Special Classes. College students — organization, 
methods, outgrowths. Railroad men — aim and benefits. Other industrial 
classes. Soldiers, sailors, negroes, Indians, etc. 

(14) Women's Work for Young Men. Organization and methods. 

(15) State and Provincial Work. The state committee. The state 
secretary. Headquarters and finances. Supervision — city, county, railroad, 
student, etc. Corresponding members. Conventions. Relation of local 
Association and secretary to the work of supervision and extension. 

Lecturers, 1905-06: George S. Budd, state secretary, Columbus, Ohio, 
"State Supervision," "The Secretary in His First Field" — eight lectures. 

(16) The American International Work. Organization. The field. 
The work — supervision and extension, correspondence, publication, secur- 
ing and training employed officers, aid to building enterprises, aid in 
securing funds, aid to state and other conventions, help in disaster. 
Secretaries of the committee. International finances. International con- 
ventions. Work among young men in foreign lands — policy, relationship, 

Lecturer, 1905-06: Dr. Lucien C. Warner, chairman International Com- 
mittee, New York City, "Problems of Supervision." 

(17) The World's Alliance. Organization and work. 


Secretarial Seminar 

(Dr. Doggett.) The object of this course is to study the habits and 
lives of young men, to study at first hand the documentary sources of the 
Young Men's Christian Association, and to learn the art of original inves- 
tigation. Much of the success of the Young Men's Christian Association 
of the future will depend upon a scientific study of the habits and lives and 
characteristics of young men and boys. We need to know what young 
men are thinking about, how much money they earn, how they earn it and 
how they spend it, how they spend their leisure time, what is their social 
life, what is their religious life, how it should find expression, the tempta- 
tions of young men and boys and how to meet them. A rich unworked 
field is presented to the student in the many undeveloped themes in Asso- 
ciation history and by its unsolved problems. Another object of the 
seminar is to fit the secretary to study his field. Many of the theses are 
sociological studies in Springfield, or investigations which develop the 
power of observation and research. In the Senior year a thesis is prepared 
upon a theme agreed upon between the student and one of the instructors. 
Students are allowed to prepare a thesis with any of the instructors in the 
School. The theses will be examined by a committee of the faculty con- 
sisting of Professor H. M. Burr, Dr. J. H. McCurdy, and Dr. L. L. Doggett. 
Each student will be expected to present his thesis for criticism and dis- 
cussion at a public meeting of the seminar. Leading Association workers 
are also invited from time to time to address these gatherings. The ap- 
pointments for the School year 1906-1907 are as follows : — 

Dr. T. M. Balliett, Dean School of Pedagogy, New York University, 
"Pedagogy and Religious Education." 

Student Theses: — 

J. L. Anguish, "The Participation of Men Engaged in Industrial Pur- 
suits in the Work of the Young Men's Christian Association." 
M. F. Brown, "The Psychology of Leadership." 

F. E. Burgess, "The Historical Library of the Young Men's Christian 

W. F. Buttrose, "History of the Young Men's Christian Association in 

E. W. Duncan, "The Transition in Modern Preaching." 
H. H. Hamilton, "New Light on the Problem of Immortality." 
S. Jones, "Opportunities of the Association Among Indian Young Men." 
C. B. Kern, "Bibliography of Boys' Reading." _ 
B. M. Nicholson, "The Religious Message of Modern Science." 
R. G. Roberts, "The Relation of the Young Men's Christian Association 
to the High School Boy— A Study of Middle Adolescence." 

M. D. Wood, "History of the Bible Study in the Boys' Department." 

Students in the seminar are expected to devote one hour daily during 
the Senior year to research. The historical and physical libraries available 


to students make this work of great value. At the beginning of the fall 
term Dr. Doggett will meet all Seniors for five lectures on methods of 
original investigation. 

Practical Work 

Unusual opportunities are offered for practical work, and for getting an 
inside view of Association management. The Springfield, Holyoke and 
Westfield Associations, with their beautiful buildings and large member- 
ships, furnish every facility to see and participate in the various phases of 
Association activity. Through the Student Association, opportunity is 
afforded for religious work. All students have opportunity for Bible class 
teaching, for personal evangelism among young men, and for seeing com- 
mittee work in operation. 

All are given practice in using the library, in preparing reports of com- 
mittees, minutes of meetings, items for newspapers and bulletins, printers' 
copy and proof reading, and are expected to attend each year at least one 
Association convention. 

In practical work students will be given credit for experience as Asso- 
ciation officers. It is expected that a student who graduates from the 
secretarial course will have : — 

(a) Experience in bookkeeping and the management of an office. This 
will include a knowledge of modern office helps — the loose leaf system, etc. 

(b) Experience in committee service. 

(c) Practice in Bible teaching and public speaking. 

(d) Experience in membership work and financial solicitation. 

Senior Tour. One of the most helpful experiences is a tour, at the 
close of the winter term of the Senior year, of the Associations at Bridge- 
port, New Haven, Brooklyn, and New York City. This tour, taken under 
the direction of members of the faculty, gives an opportunity to study the 
actual workings of a large number of Associations. It is quite different 
from a convention where Association topics are discussed. On this tour, by 
arrangements beforehand with the employed men of the Associations, from 
one half hour to an hour's interview is held in the office in which the work 
is carried on. Last year some twenty different Associations and institutions 
were visited, and conferences were held with fifty different employed men 
on various phases of Association work. This included twelve directors 
of Association and college gymnasiums, twelve international and state sec- 
retaries, and twenty-six secretaries of city Associations. The class was 
enabled to see the physical work in the gymnasiums of Yale and Columbia 
Universities, and one of the New York City schools. 

Physical Training. Every secretary is given a thorough course in physi- 
cal training, which continues through two years. Those who desire are at 
liberty to take both gymnasium and field work for the Senior year as well. 
A complete description of this course is given on pages 64 and 66. 



The basis of the secretarial course is a study of humanics; that is, the 
study of human nature — physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual. Stu- 
dents who have fulfilled the requirements for admission described on 
page 77, who complete the three years' secretarial course, receiving on an 
average a grade of not less than 80 per cent, and on their theses a grade not 
lower than worthy of praise, will be recommended to the trustees by the 
faculty for the degree of Bachelor of Humanics (B. H.). 

Students who are not high school graduates, but who have fulfilled the 
requirements for admission in English, mathematics, and history described 
on page 77, and who have completed the secretarial course of study and 
presented a thesis with a grade not lower than satisfactory, will be recom- 
mended by the faculty to the trustees for diplomas and will rank as grad- 
uates of the Training School. 

2. Physical Course 


J. H. McCurdy, Physiology of Exercise, Director of Gymnastics and Ath- 

F. N. Seerley, Anatomy, Histology. 

W. W. Hastings, History of Physical Training, Hygiene, Anthropometry, 

Elmer Berry, Physics and Chemistry, Gymnastics, Athletics. 

P. K. Holmes, Gymnastics and Athletics. 

A. W. Hendrian, Gymnastics and Athletics. 

H. G. Carrell, Gymnastic and Athletics. 

H. A. Cook, Gymnastics and Athletics. 

C. C. Shean, Gymnastics and Athletics. 

George Crispin, Gymnastics and Athletics. 


Object. To furnish "normal Christian physical education" to those pre- 
paring to become directors of the physical work of the Young Men's Chris- 
tian Associations, or of colleges and schools. 

The duties of a modern physical director demand that he shall be able 
to make an intelligent examination of the person who comes to him for ad- 
vice ; that he shall be able to wisely counsel with him in regard to food, 
clothing, sleep, work, exercise, and, in general, all those topics which are 
related to "living at one's best" ; to put men into the condition of highest 
vitality and effectiveness in any line, is his first work. He must take into 
account the intimate relationships existing between body and mind, and 
must understand their mutual effects. He must be able to make his gym- 
nasium a place of real recreation as well as of body building. 


To accomplish these various ends, he must know the body and its laws 
(anatomy, physiology and hygiene). He must have a detailed knowledge 
of the effects of exercise upon the body (physiology of exercise). He 
must know how to get men into the best condition for the performance of 
any physical effort (training). He must be acquainted with the funda- 
mental relations existing between a man's reproductive system and his 
bodily, mental and spiritual states (personal purity). He should know 
what to do in case of accidents (first aid to the injured). He mujt be 
able to make an intelligent examination of the heart, lungs, and other 
organs (physical examination). He must know how to measure and test 
men, and how to study these measurements in groups (anthropometry). 
He must know how to prescribe exercise for those needing remedial gym- 
nastics sent to him by physicians (prescription of exercise). He must 
have at his service the experience of those of the past (history, literature, 
philosophy of physical training). He must be perfectly familiar with all 
the work which he is to use or teach (gymnastics, athletics, aquatics, 
games, sports, etc.). He must be familiar with details of the management 
of the physical department of the institution with which he will probably 
be connected (physical department of a Young Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation). Each student prepares a working bibliography of the subjects in 
the course. Instruction is given in bibliographical methods. 


This course includes, in addition to instruction in the regular physical 
training branches, a carefully outlined course in normal teaching. The 
normal practice commences in the Junior year and is continued through 
the three years for students in the physical course, and through two years 
for secretarial students. This work is divided into two parts : first, that 
in the School itself; second, that in the surrounding Associations and 
clubs. The School normal practice is under the direct supervision of the 
instructors and occurs daily; for example, the Junior class in marching is 
divided into two squads with a teacher in charge of each squad. This 
pedagogical practice occurs daily in addition to the course of lectures 
on gymnastic pedagogy. A recitation course in gymnastic nomenclature 
and athletic rules is given in connection with each year's floor and field 

The normal practice outside the School divides itself into three heads: 
First, those who are physical directors or assistants. Fifteen men are this 
year receiving this practice, and in addition are earning the whole or a 
part of their expenses. Second, those who are regular coaches in foot- 
ball, basket-ball and hockey. In addition to this, practice is given in 
officiating at games, such as football, basket-ball, etc. 

The aim is to qualify students as teachers of gymnastics, athletics, and 
aquatics. A minimum of time will thus be spent in practice of mere feats 
of strength or skill in any of these branches. Emphasis is placed on the 


enthusiastic pushing of those exercises which are of chief value to the 
average man in the Associations. Muscular strength and coordination are 
to be developed only so far as they increase vitality. 

Every subject throughout the course is studied and practiced from the 
standpoint of its usefulness as a physical or moral agent in the peculiar 
conditions obtaining in the Young Men's Christian Associations. Class 
rather than individual work, accordingly, is emphasized, and the elements 
of recreation and moral discipline are striven for. The work done in the 
Associations is rapidly evolving. The aim is to fit the student for the new 
movement rather than for the old. The progression in gymnastics, ath- 
letics, and aquatics will be as rapid as is consistent with thoroughness. 

The fall course in athletics consists of events which can be done on any 
level field with little expense for the preparation of the grounds. It is 
believed many Associations refrain from taking up athletics because they 
do not know of the excellent sports which require little apparatus. 

This course includes field evolution with calisthenics, hare and hound 
chases, cross country runs, football, minton and field hockey. 

The spring athletic course takes up track and field events. Each stu- 
dent is taught the standard events and the best methods of coaching for 

The track events which are emphasized are the 100, 220, 440, 880-yard 
dash, the mile run and hurdling. The field events are pole vaulting, high 
jumping, broad jumping, shot putting, and hammer throwing. Instruction 
is given during the spring in baseball and golf. 

Physical instruction indoors progresses along the following lines : Class 
evolutions, calisthenics, games, apparatus exercises, and indoor athletics. 

In class evolutions, the marching system by Cornell and Berry forms the 
basis for work. 

Calisthenics are taught, first, by giving the principal positions derived 
from the fundamental standing position ; and second, by standard drills 
with dumb bells, wands, bar bells, and Indian clubs. 

In games, basket-ball and volley-ball receive due attention ; also such 
gymnastic games as circle-ball, three-deep, hand wrestling, Indian wrest- 
ling, etc. 

In apparatus exercises, instruction is given on the horizontal bar, parallel 
bars, German horse, traveling rings, and pulley weights. 

Location. There is no part of the country where athletics are more fos- 
tered, where the college athletic teams are better trained, or where the 
local Young Men's Christian Associations are more vigorous in their physi- 
cal work than in New England. 

The students visit the majority of the following named first-class gym- 
nasiums during their course. The Association Gymnasiums at Worcester, 
Boston, Cambridge, Holyoke, Hartford, New York — 23d Street, Harlem, 
Brooklyn. College Gymnasiums — Harvard, Amherst, Yale, Columbia. 
Athletic Clubs— Boston Athletic Club, New York Athletic Club. Schools 
of Gymnastics — Boston Normal, Harvard, New Haven Normal School. 


Nowhere else in the country could this valuable experience be gained 
with so little expenditure of time and money. 

The fine gymnasium of the local Association affords illustration of a 
model work. A well-organized course in physical training is conducted in 
the Springfield public schools. 

The location of the School upon Massasoit Lake furnishes an excellent 
opportunity for training in aquatics. The School possesses a good fleet 
of boats for this purpose. 

Junior Year 


(1) Physics. (Professor Berry, one term, four hours per week.) The 
work in physics is conducted as far as possible upon laboratory methods, 
the object of the course being: — 

To cultivate correct habits of thought and observation and to develop 
the true scientific spirit. 

To form a groundwork for the understanding of and research in sub- 
sequent studies — bodily mechanics, physiology of exercise, etc. 

The course consists of lectures, recitations and experiments, and in- 
cludes mechanics, dynamics, and molecular physics, considering the most 
important phenomena of matter — solid, liquid, gaseous — force, heat, mag- 
netism and electricity. The text book used is Wentworth and Hill's "A 
Text Book of Physics." 

(2) Chemistry. (Professor Berry, two terms, four hours per week.) 
Instruction in chemistry includes theory and practice. A large share of the 
work consists in laboratory exercises, intended to develop skill in use of 
apparatus, to give a practical working knowledge of representative ele- 
ments and their compounds, an insight into the nature of chemical phe- 
nomena, and especially the power to learn of nature by observation and 
experiment. The course is divided into two parts : — 

(a) General inorganic chemistry, which treats mainly of such elements 
as are essential to the understanding of (b). 

(b) Organic physiological chemistry, which consists of a series of illus- 
trative experiments, based upon the course in Harvard Medical School, and 
endeavors to give the student a knowledge of the chemistry of foods, diges- 
tion, growth, metabolism, respiration, etc. The text book used is Long's 
"General Chemistry." 

(3) Anatomy. (Dr. Seerley, three terms, five hours per week.) 
Gross anatomy of the body and its parts. The body as a machine. This 
includes a study of the bones, articulations, muscles, muscle insertions, 
leverage, and of the combined action of muscles and mechanism of bodily 
movements, with special application to the movements of the fluids of the 
body, e. g., blood and lymph. Demonstration on individuals, of muscular 
origin, insertion and action with reference to erect carriage of the body. 


Microscopic anatomy of the organs of the body. Histology — a study of the 
microscopic structure of every part of the body. Based upon the fact that 
"function makes structure," the student secures a wide knowledge of the 
fundamental functions by knowing the fundamental structures. The stu- 
dent also makes sections for himself, thus becoming acquainted with the 
laboratory method of investigation. 


(Professor Berry, Messrs. Cook, Shean, and Crispin, three terms, 
two hours per day.) The Junior physical work is the same for all 

(1) Field. Instruction is given in field athletics, standing broad and 
running high jumps, discus, shot putting, pole vaulting, running, baseball 
(batting, base running, fielding, and team practice), football (ball passing, 
instruction in different positions, falling on the ball, and team practice), 
minton, field hockey, and cross country running. 

(2) Gymnasium. Instruction is given in plain marching, special atten- 
tion being paid to the best formations for handling large classes. Maze 
running receives attention during this year. After a study of the typical 
gymnastic positions in calisthenic exercises, sample drills are taught with 
dumb bells, heavy Indian clubs, pulley weights, and elementary exercises on 
the heavy apparatus. Emphasis is laid on the hygienic work, which permits 
large classes to be handled effectively. The bouncing board is used largely, 
and an effort made to secure a large dosage of work by using large groups 
of muscles (legs and trunk work chiefly) in a great variety of simple and 
interesting exercises. The aim is to present a type of work which can be 
used effectively with large mass classes of average ability. 

(3) Aquatics. Swimming, diving, and canoeing are taught. 

Middle Year 


(1) Physiology. (Dr. McCurdy and Professor Berry, three terms, five 
hours per week.) Text books: Howell, "Text Book of Physiology"; 
Stewart, "Manual of Physiology with Practical Exercises." Collateral 
reading: Schafer, "Text Book of Physiology"; Tigerstedt, "Lehrbuch der 
Physiologie des Menschen." Hill, "Recent Advances in Physiology and 

The instruction consists of recitations, lectures and laboratory work. 
The view-point of the course is towards physiology of exercise, personal 
hygiene, and general massage rather than medicine. It includes a study of 
circulation, respiration, digestion, absorption, excretion, metabolism, nutri- 


tion, animal heat, muscle, nerve, central nervous system, and the special 

(2) Massage. (Dr. Hastings, first term, nine weeks, five hours per 
week.) Text books: Kellogg's "Massage" and Kleen's "Handbook of 
Massage," supplemented by lectures and demonstration. Every student has 
practice with a subject two hours per week. A final examination in tech- 
nique is required. 

(3) History and Literature of Physical Training. (Dr. Hastings, 
fifteen weeks, five hours per week.) Each student in this course will 
select some subject, make a study of it during the year, and write a short 
paper. Dr. Hastings will give the following lectures: — 

(a) Greek Period. Ancient funeral games, their extent, range and 
significance. The funeral games over Patroclus ; also other references to 
sport found in the Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer. The place of the 
athletic games as related to Greek history. Historical development of the 
Olympic games ; their leading characteristics, — individual not group. The 
prize and honor system, and its effect upon the games. The rise and effect 
of professionalism. Greek ideas of exercise as related to health and edu- 

Funeral games among the Romans, the rise of the Ludi Gladiatori, and 
the gladiatorial combat. Place, influence, and the extent of the Roman 
games. The Roman baths. Physical training of the Roman army. 

(b) Medieval Period. Estimate placed upon the body by the Latin 
Fathers of the church. The divorce between the natural and the spiritual. 
Early sports among the Germans as reported by Tacitus. The rise of 
chivalry. The knightly tournaments of the Middle Ages, — their place, con- 
duct and influence. 

(c) The Daivn of the Modem Period. Mecurialis, his book "De arte 
Gymnastica," and the medieval physicians. Place, work, and influence on 
physical training of Mulcaster, Locke, Rabelais, Luther, Milton, Fuller, 

The Emile — J. J. Rousseau. The influence of Rousseau. The influence 
and life of Guts Muths, Vieth and Nachtegall, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn. 

(d) The Modem Period. The development and characteristics of the 
German Turners, — their service in the Thirty Years' War. The organiza- 
tion and conduct of the Turnerbund. The present Turnerschaft, its ex- 
tent, organization and conduct. H. P. Ling and the fundamental charac- 
teristics of the Swedish gymnastics. "The Day's Order" and the "Gym- 
nastic Progression." Colonel Amoros, and the movement in France. The 
revival of interest. The new Olympic games. Baron Pierre de Coubertin. 
Place and influence of Delsarte. Play among the Anglo-Saxons. Early 
sport in England. The development and influence of group games, as 
shown by football. Athletics in the universities and preparatory schools of 
England. Early history of football, cricket, golf, lawn tennis. 

(e) The American Movement. The first interest in physical training, 


Captain Partridge. The school at Round Hill, Harvard, Yale. The early 
manual training movement in schools. Life and influence of Dio Lewis. 
The new movement at Amherst, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Mount Hol- 
yoke. The North American Gymnastic Union. Swedish gymnastics in 
America. Normal schools of physical training. The American Association 
for the Advancement of Physical Education. The leaders in physical train- 
ing in America — Edward Hitchcock, D. A. Sargent, E. M. Hartwell, and 
others. The early physical training movement in the Associations. The 
early physical directors — Wm. Wood, Robert J. Roberts, Luther Gulick, 
and their influence. The Summer Schools and Physical Directors' Con- 
ferences. The Pentathlon. The Indoor Test. The Athletic League. The 
Training Schools. Physical training papers in English — Physical Educa- 
tion Review, Mind and Body, Gymnastic and Athletic Review, Physical 
Education, The Gymnasium. The Physical Department of the Interna- 
tional Committee. 

(4) Physical Examination — Measurements, Strength Tests and Anthro- 
pometric Tables. (Dr. Hastings, third term, ten weeks, five hours per 

Text books : Seaver's "Anthropometry," and Hastings' "Manual for 
Physical Measurements." 

This course has to do with best methods of work in the examining room. 
It aims to make the student familiar with the technique of taking, plotting, 
and filing measurements and strength tests. The means used are recita- 
tions, lectures, demonstrations and practice. Practice in measuring men in 
Training School classes ; practice in taking and recording measurements 
and strength tests of high school boys in Springfield and vicinity ; practice 
on younger boys in the grammar schools of SpringBeld, and in the boys' 
department of the Young Men's Christian Association ; practice in plotting 
tables for both men and boys, and in the calculation of vitality coefficients 
and indices of strength and endurance. 


(1) Field. (Professor Berry and Messrs. Hendrian and Carrell, three 
terms, two hours per day.) Students are taught tennis, football (punting, 
place and drop kicking, tackling bag and team practice), and golf. Instruc- 
tion is given in sprinting, hurdling, middle distance running, hop, step and 
jump, broad and high jumping, pole vaulting, and hammer throwing. 

(2) Gymnasium. The class continues the practice of marching begun 
in the Junior year, supplementing it with fancy marching. The wands, bar 
bells, and Indian clubs receive special attention. Intermediate exercises on 
the heavy apparatus consist of exercises adapted for leaders and classes in 
the intermediate grade. The athletic side of gymnastics is fostered, i. e., 
those exercises which require strong legs and trunk rather than those which 
demand large arms and shoulders. The methods of running group contests 
are taught during this year. 


Senior Year 


(1) Physiology of Exercise. (Dr. McCurdy, one term, five hours per 

This course consists of lectures, laboratory work and recitations upon 
assigned subjects. The material for the lecture and recitation course is 
covered in part by the following books and periodicals : Lagrange, "The 
Physiology of Bodily Exercise" ; Treves, "Physical Education" ; Mosso, 
"Life of Man in the High Alps" ; Kolb, "The Physiology of the Maximum 
of Sport"; "The Journal of Physiology" (English) ; "The American Jour- 
nal of Physiology" ; "die Centralblatt fur Physiologic" The laboratory 
section is made possible by the gifts of alumni and friends. This course 
includes instruction in the technique of the sphygmograph, sphygmomano- 
meter, pneumograph and ergograph. The major portion of the experi- 
mental work at present consists of studies of the effect of exercises of 
speed, strength, skill, and endurance on circulation, muscle and nerve. 
The instruments used are of the same pattern as the new ones recently 
introduced into the physiological laboratory of the Harvard Medical 
School. In addition to these, others have been constructed by the Train- 
ing School mechanic. The effect of exercises of speed, strength, skill and 
endurance on heart rate, pulse characteristics, and arterial pressure are 
studied in detail. In the fatigue studies with the ergograph, three types of 
instruments are used: the weight ergograph, the spring ergograph (isotonic 
method), and the spring ergograph (isometric method). On the days of 
laboratory work, an additional hour of class attendance will be expected 
of the student. 

(2) Physical Training Seminar. (Drs. McCurdy and Hastings.) A 
seminar will be held on advanced work in physical training, at which there 
will be presented original work done by the faculty, graduate students, and 
undergraduates, and occasionally by other specialists. The seminar will 
keep abreast of the newer lines of physical training. It is for all students 
in the physical course. 

Each Senior student who is a candidate for a degree will prepare a thesis 
upon some topic related to the course of study. This work must be done 
under the direct supervision and cooperation of one of the instructors. The 
title of this thesis shall be engrossed upon the diploma, and ranked either 
as satisfactory, worthy of praise, worthy of high praise, or worthy of the 
highest praise. The two higher grades shall be given only for work that is 
original. The thesis must be completed before the spring term is begun. 

The Gulick medal, given by Dr. Luther Halsey Gulick, director of physi- 
cal training in the public schools of Greater New York, will be awarded 
in the spring of 1907, under the following conditions: The subject must be 
one relating to physical training. It must be based upon first-hand observa- 
tion of facts and include conclusions therefrom. It must include a study 


of the literature of the topic. Superiority of method and skill shall count 
for fully as much as actual results obtained. The problem must be one 
which is worth while, and the thesis one which has not previously been 

The appointments for the School year 1906-1907 are as follows: — 
Dr. W. H. Chapin, Springfield, Mass., "Diet." 

Dr. F. E. Leonard, Oberlin College, "History of Physical Training." 

Sudent Theses: — 

H. Omori, "History of Japanese Physical Education." 
O. E. Warfield, "The Value of Strength Tests in Determining Physical 
J. S. Wright, "Football Technique." 
W. J. Young, "Diurnal Variations of Heart Rate." 

(3) Anthropometry. (Dr. Hastings, first term, nine weeks, five hours 
per week.) Treated through lectures, discussions, digests and assigned 

(a) Historical. Origin of the science. Laws of human proportions. 
Sketch of military, college and public school anthropometry. 

(b) Values. Statistical and diagnostic value of measurements. Com- 
parative value of various kinds of anthropometric tables. Relative value 
and point of view for taking individual measurements. Comparative value 
and adaptation of various forms of strength tests, — Intercollegiate, Kel- 
logg* s, Sargent's. 

(c) Statistical Methods. The ideal, type, average, mean, probable 


deviation, probable error, etc., defined and discriminated. The whole pro- 
cess of construction of anthropometric tables is demonstrated to the student 
by practical problems in their actual construction. This is done primarily 
not that he may make such tables, but that he may understand them and 
keep up with the literature on the subject. 

The generalizing and individualizing methods of observation. The abso- 
lute annual increase in growth and the relative annual increase. The cor- 
relation of anatomical and physiological tests. 

(d) Laws of Grozvth. Comparative growth in height, weight, lung 
capacity, strength, etc. Racial, seasonal, and diurnal rhythms, including the 
whole discussion of acceleration and retardation of growth and assigned 
causes. Nascent periods, age of puberty, Bowditch's law, etc. Changes in 
growth produced by environment; influence of exercise upon growth; of 
disease ; of occupation ; nationality, etc. Physical basis of mental efficiency ; 
dolichocephaly and its relation to height, weight, and other physical 

(e) Types of Development. The typical college man, college woman, 
strong man, sprinter. American boys and girls. 

(4) Hygiene. (Dr. Hastings, second term, twelve weeks, five hours.) 

(a) Racial Hygiene. 

Racial Vitality. Causes of national health or lack of it. Historical 
examples — Hebrew, Greek, English, French, Spanish. 

Heredity. Theories of transmission of characteristics, physical and 
psychical. Acquired characteristics. Legislative attempts to prevent mar- 
riage of the diseased and criminal. 

Endowment. Causes which tend to modify normal growth and develop- 
ment, summed up in the subjects belonging to natural hygiene, climate and 
meterology, etc.; also many subjects belonging to municipal hygiene, the 
sanitary plumbing, lighting and ventilation of tenements, factories, shops, 
public schools, etc. 

Civilization. Sociological conditions which affect organic vigor. 

The adoption of machinery as affecting the bodily development of the 
race. The progressive urbanization of civilized peoples. Urbanization as 
related to vitality. Specialization as affecting bodily vigor and develop- 
ment. The growth of school life as related to health and development. 
Devices of the day for increasing the amount of work an individual can do 
— the telephone, telegraph, stenographer, mail service, steam, etc. Diseases 
of occupation. The physical condition of the young men of the cities. 

(b) Personal Hygiene. 

Text books: Pyle's "Personal Hygiene," and Bissell's "Manual of 
Hygiene." Collateral reading: Stevenson and Murphy's "Treatise on 
Hygiene" ; Parke's "Practical Hygiene" ; Davies' "Handbook of Hygiene" ; 
Kellogg's "Hydrotherapy." 


Vitality and its problems ; the development of the vital functions ; respira- 
tion, circulation, etc. Sleep. Clothing. Light and the eye. Hearing. 
Bathing and physiological effects of water. Foods and dietaries — sources, 
value, digestibility, etc. ; stimulants and narcotics ; training table diet. Text 
books for dietetics : Hutchinson's "Food and Dietetics," and Thompson's 
"Practical Dietetics." 

(c) School Hygiene. 

Text books: Kotelmann's "School Hygiene," and Shaw's "School 
Hygiene." Reference : Burgenstein und Netolitzky, "Handbuch der Schul- 

School desks and posture. Retardation of growth of children through 
disease. Unhygienic conditions in school buildings and equipment. Mental 
fatigue and overpressure. Playgrounds, recesses, systematic exercise, 
games, vacation period, etc. 

(5) Physical Diagnosis. (Dr. McCurdy, five hours per week, six 
weeks.) Text book. Study of the appearances, conditions, defects, and 
deformities likely to be met with in the examining room. Method of 
examining the heart, lungs, etc., to prepare the student to assume such 
responsibilities as may properly rest upon the physical director, and to pro- 
tect those who may come under his charge against unwise exercise and 
habits of life. 

(6) Prescription of Exercise. (Dr. Hastings, third term, six weeks, 
five hours.) The adaptation of various forms of exercise to the needs of 
the individual. Exercise as affecting: — 

(a) Form. The thorax. Effect of prolapse of viscera. Methods for 
their restoration. Position of the shoulders, raising and lowering shoul- 
ders. Aetiology of unevenness. Shoulder blades flattening against the 
trunk. The building up of small parts. The reduction of fat. Spinal 

(b) Vitality. Special need of exercise during present civilization. 
Neurasthenia. Deficient nutritive ability. Relation of exercise to vitality. 
Exercise with reference to temperament. Large versus small dosage. 

(c) Disease. Congestions ; hernia ; constipation ; cardiac weakness ; 
cardiac insufficiency; partial paralysis; indigestion. The writing out of 
prescriptions to suit special cases. Strength tests as a basis for prescription. 

(d) Training. Preparatory for athletic competition. 

The object of the course is to enable the student to prescribe exercise 
intelligently. In so far as this laps over the field of medical practice in the 
treatment of disease, the aim is to enable the student to take the general 
instructions of the physician, render them definite, and carry them out 
effectively. The limitations of this treatment are carefully considered. 

(7) Philosophy of Exercise. (Dr. Hastings, third term, six weeks, lec- 
tures five hours per week.) During the year the following topics will be 
treated : — 


(a) Physical Training and its Relationship. To biological science. In- 
terrelationship of courses preparatory to the physical directorship. 

(b) Growth and Development. The human body as a mechanism, its 
character and normal functions. "Function makes structure" as applied to 
physical training. Development by inherent rather than by external power 
and conditions. The human mind and the relation of the development of 
the muscular system to that of the brain and nervous system. Muscular as 
related to psychical force. Summary of physiology of exercise. Fatigue, 
neuro-muscular, volitional and emotional. Motor training in education. 
Adaptation of exercise to the stage of development. 

(c) Types of Exercise, and their physiological and psychological effects. 
Their place in the restoration of normal function and in the promotion of 
normal growth and development. The plays of children and adolescents. 
The plays of adults. The plays of animals. The philosophy of play. Play 
as related to physical education. The place and limits of competition in 
physical training. The place and limits of specialization in physical train- 
ing. Track and field sports in physical training. Athletic games in physi- 
cal training. Heavy gymnastics in physical training. Calisthenics in physi- 
cal training. 

(d) Methods, Practicability, Adaptation in lines of work. The exercise 
of men in groups. The limitation of games, competition, athletic records, 
etc. Characteristics of a day's work in physical training. Physical work 
for boys. Summer camps for boys. The philosophy, place, and limitations 
of medical gymnastics. 

(8) Organization of the Physical Deportment. (Dr. McCurdy, third 
term, five hours per week for five weeks.) During the spring term the 
following subjects will be considered: — 

The Gymnasium. Construction; equipment; organization; advertising 
teams, newspapers, prospectus, etc. ; gymnastic pedagogy. 

The class studies the construction of the gymnasium, locker rooms, 
bathrooms, bowling alleys ; also the construction and management of ath- 
letic grounds. 

Under equipment they will study the most approved methods of fitting 
up the gymnasium and grounds for physical exercise. 

Under organization, the physical department committee and its relation 
to the board of directors ; sub-committees ; leaders' corps ; athletic com- 
mittee ; outing and Bible study committees. 

Advertising the physical department. 


(Dr. McCurdy and Mr. Holmes, three terms, two hours per day.) The 
Senior work includes normal practice, gymnastic theory, and construction 
in advanced gymnastics. 

(1) Normal Practice. Normal practice consists in leading mass classes, 


in outlining of exercises for different groups of people — boys, young 
men and business men, and in the managing of the School's public exer- 
cises, sports and games. The Wednesday evening public normal practice 
has an attendance of one to three hundred visitors. The direction of the 
entire physical practice for the evening devolves upon some member of the 
class. On the following day the program of the preceding day is re- 
viewed, criticism is given of the matter presented and on the method of 
presentation, and the pedagogical errors of a technical nature are shown 
the pupil teacher. 

(2) Gymnastic Theory. Text books: Ehler, "Gymnastic Nomen- 
clature" ; Fish, "Calisthenic Nomenclature" ; Cornell and Berry, "Gymnas- 
tic Marching." This section will include a study of gymnastic nomencla- 
ture with practical demonstration by the class. The construction of 
series of exercises for different groups of individuals will receive attention. 
The order of development of the exercises for the individual lesson is 
studied in its physiological and pedagogical aspects. From the abundance 
of physical exercises the teacher must be trained to select those which are 
scientifically correct, and in addition those having intrinsic interest in 
themselves. The lectures and recitations in gymnastic pedagogy will dis- 
cuss the common faults in teachers, the best class formations, and the 
essentials to be considered in the selection of "leaders." 

(3) Physical Practice. 

(a) Field. Students are taught hurdling (120 and 200 yards), walking, 
football (team practice, coaching), and field hockey (team practice, 

(b) Gymnasium. Instruction is given in gymnastic dancing, single 
sticks, tumbling, and advanced exercises on the heavy apparatus. Three 
credits are required in defensive exercises. All these credits may be se- 
cured in one subject, or they may be divided between fencing, wrestling, 
and boxing. 

(c) Aquatics. Rowing in single and double gigs, also in four-oared 
working boats, is taught. 

Students are expected to attend each year two conventions; one of the 
Young Men's Christian Association, and the other of the American Asso- 
ciation for the Advancement of Physical Education. 


The basis of this course is the studies which fit a man for thorough sci- 
entific work in physical training. Students who have fulfilled the re- 
quirements for admission described on page 77, who complete the three 
years' physical course, receiving on an average a grade of not less than 
80 per cent, and on their theses a grade not lower than worthy of praise, 
will be recommended to the trustees by the faculty for the degree of 
Bachelor of Physical Education (B. P. E.). 


Students who are not high school graduates, but who have fulfilled the 
requirements for admission in English, mathematics, and history described 
on page 77, and who have completed the physical course of study, will be 
recommended by the faculty to the trustees for diplomas and will rank as 
graduates of the Training School. 

3. Boys' Work 

It is becoming apparent that practically all men who are to enter the 
secretaryship or physical directorship of the Association ought to famil- 
iarize themselves with work among boys. Much attention is given at the 
Training School to studying the social and religious life of boys and 
methods of helping them. There is demand for secretaries with special 
reference to work for boys, and also for physical directors among boys. 
Students desiring to become secretaries of boys' departments will take the 
regular secretarial course, and students wishing to fit themselves for 
physical work among boys will take the regular physical course. Students 
preparing for work among boys will be assigned special reading in connec- 
tion with their theses. 

So much interest has been manifested in this form of work that the sub- 
jects which are taught at the institution bearing upon work for boys are 
here grouped together. They form an excellent course for preparation for 
the boys' secretaryship and physical directorship. Many of the leaders in 
this work are among the School's recent alumni. The library is equipped 
with the most up-to-date discussions of work for boys. The special courses 
bearing upon boys' work are as follows: — 

(1) Boy Physiology and Psychology. Dr. Seerley. 

(2) Physiology of Exercise for Boys. Dr. McCurdy. 

(3) Studies in Adolescence. Professor Burr. 

(4) General Outline of Work for Boys (Lectures). 

(5) Physical Work for Boys. Dr. McCurdy. 

(6) Growth and Development of Boys. Dr. Hastings. 

(7) Apparatus for Physical Work for Boys. Dr. McCurdy. 

(8) Practical Work for Boys. 

(1) Boy Physiology and Psychology. (Dr. Seerley.) This subject is 
taught in connection with the general course in psychology, and can be 
found in detail on page 47. It will be seen that attention is given under 
genetic psychology to the study of the laws of mental development as they 
appear in the boy and young man. The study of the human instincts 
receives careful attention. In this connection the subject of personal purity 
from the psychological standpoint is presented, also the influence of 
heredity, degeneracy, and other important subjects. 

The course in physiology, which is described in detail on page 51, con- 
siders the laws of growth, and the conditions of the body at different 
stages of its development. 


(2) Physiology of Exercise for Boys. (Dr. McCurdy.) Instruction 
is given on the effect of different types of exercise on the physique of the 
growing boy. The heart rate, pulse characterictics, and blood pressure are 
carefully studied. The respiration is carefully treated in its relation to the 
different types of exercise. Various fatigue problems are considered in 
their relation to the growth and exercise of the boy. (See page 67.) 

(3) The Social Life of the Boy. (Professor Burr.) 

(a) The social nature of the boy. 

(b) The social organization of boys. Gangs, teams, clubs, etc. 

(c) Periods in the development of the social life of boys. 

The hunting period: the time of the bow and arrow and Indian play. 
The agricultural and pastoral period : time of especial interest in care of 
plants and animals. The constructive period: the time when the passion 
to make something shows itself. The competitive game stage: the time 
when individuals play in groups, but without team play. The cooperative 
period : the time for the team play — football, baseball, hockey, etc. The 
altruistic period: the time when egoism is modified by altruism. Adoles- 

(d) Practical suggestions as to the types of organization best fitted for 
boys in these various stages. 

(4) Methods. There is being a rapid development in methods of work 
among boys. In order that students in this course, and all students pre- 
paring for the secretaryship, may have the latest conception of the best 
methods, arrangements have been made with a group of leaders in work 
among boys to give lectures upon the most successful methods of work. 
The School stands for the same ideal in boys' work as in work for men — 
that the work of the Association is to advance the kingdom of God, and 
that all the work must be carried on from the point of view of winning 
boys and young men to accept Christ. Special attention will be given to 
methods of helping boys in Christian living, in Bible study and in Christian 

(5) Physical Work for Boys. (Dr. McCurdy.) The course consists 
of instruction in the types of exercise best fitted for boys, and of normal 
practice in leading in gymnastics and sports for boys. The mass class 
work includes marching, free exercises, dumb bells, clubs and bar bells. 
The work on the heavy apparatus includes only the hygienic work where 
momentary support is required. The course in indoor games includes 
team games like basket-ball and hoop ball. Instruction is given in the 
various track and field sports, also in the different styles of swimming and 
diving. Splendid facilities are offered for ice sports on the lake adjoining 
the School, also on the School rink. Skating and ice sports are taught. 

(6) Growth and Development of Boys. (Dr. Hastings.) An under- 
standing of the physical boy is basal to the grasp of boy. life as a whole. 
Correct discrimination and adaptation are the key to success in dealing 
with the problems of this formative period. Adaptation is conditioned 


upon a knowledge of the underlying laws of growth and development. 
These fundamental principles are to be studied along the following lines : — 

(a) The Laws of Human Proportions, including a survey of the best 
existing standards of growth and development, the discussion of periods of 
retardation and acceleration of growth, and of the relative development of 
height, weight, and other physical qualities. 

(b) Mathematical methods employed in the construction of the an- 
thropometric tables used to set forth these laws of growth and develop- 

(c) The use of such tables in the graphical presentation of the develop- 
ment of the individual and of his deviations from the norm of his age and 

(d) The study of variable causes — heredity, exercise, and environment, 
which tend to produce divergence from typical development; heredity, as 
indicated by nationality and occupation of parents, and by diseases of near 
relatives; exercise (regular work or play) ; environment, provided by play- 
grounds (street, yard, woods, field, etc.) and by the location and hygienic 
conditions of the home, and other environment as far as it affects growth 
and development. (Secured through personal history blanks and through 
physical examinations.) 

(e) Physical Characteristics — physique, health, color, bodily defects, 
sense defects, motor ability, etc. (Secured through personal history blanks 
and through physical examinations.) 

(f) Physical Examinations, including physical measurements and physi- 
cal diagnosis. Especial attention will be given to the relative impor- 
tance of measurements, their diagnostic and statistical value, the value of 
strength tests as an index of vitality, the selection of a limited group of 
measurements best adapted to boys' work, methods of taking special tests, 
— eyesight, hearing, motor ability, etc., and to practical demonstration in 
taking ordinary measurements accurately, with and without the removal 
of clothing. 

(g) Prescription of Exercise. The adaptation of a system of exercise 
to the different periods of growth, as well as special adaptation to the 
health, strength and peculiarities of the individual boy. 

(h) Vitality, as indicated by various vital coefficients, as related to mus- 
cular development and as promoted by environment and habits of life. 
Relation to play. 

(i) The Physical Basis of Mentality and Mental Efficiency. 

(j) The Physical Basis of Morality. (See outline of- full courses in 
anthropometry, physical measurements, physical diagnosis, prescription of 
exercise, and philosophy of exercise, page 66.) 

(7) Apparatus for Physical Work for Boys. (Dr. McCurdy.) Lec- 
tures and discussion of the historical aspects of the subject from the point 
of view of preparatory schools, college settlements, boys' clubs, etc. ; 


of the value of outdoor gymnasia and their construction ; of the equipment 
of indoor gymnasia, athletic fields, bath and locker rooms, etc., for boys. 
(See outline of full course on the organization of a physical department, 
page 71.) 

(8) Practical Work for Boys. A large number of the students are 
doing practical work for boys. Many of them have classes in the Sunday 
school which they hold together during the week days by outings, athletic 
and gymnastic games, and social gatherings. During the past summer, 
three playgrounds and two swimming places were maintained in Spring- 
field, and were manned by Training School students. These furnish an 
admirable opportunity for experience with boys. In addition to these op- 
portunities for doing work for boys, the students are fortunate in being 
able to study an unusually successful work for boys in the local Associa- 
tion, and also the work of the Springfield Boys' Club for working boys. 

General Information 

Requirements for Admission 

(1) The School is open only to Christian young men, over eighteen 
years of age, who have already shown ability in the direction of the work 
for which they wish to prepare. Each applicant must be a member in good 
standing of an evangelical church, and, if admitted, bring a certificate to 
this effect, and unite and work with some church of his choice in this city 
within the first term after his admission. 

(2) Candidates for the Bachelor's degree in either the secretarial or the 
physical course may be admitted on presentation of a certificate of some 
approved high or preparatory school. Candidates without such certificates 
may be admitted under the following conditions : — 

(a) They must present a certified list of subjects covered, with the 
grade in each; also the number of recitation periods in each subject. 

(b) One recitation period is to count one point. 

(c) The total number of points required is 2,880, the same as by the 
Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. 

(For a suggested outline of courses see "Secondary Education, Bulletin 
27, Syllabus for Secondary Schools 1905," published by the New York 
State Education Department, Albany, N. Y. Price 25 cents.) 

(d) The requirements in English are 520 points, in mathematics and 
science 600 points, and in history 400 points. 

(e) The additional 1,360 points required are elective. 

(f) Candidates must pass examinations in English, mathematics and 
history under the supervision of the Training School, but credits will 
be accepted in other subjects from institutions of recognized standing. 

(3) Candidates for a diploma in either the secretariil or the physical 
course may be admitted, provided they satisfy the president that they are 
qualified for the course which they wish to take. 

For entrance to the secretarial course, students must have the equiva- 
lent of a high school diploma in : — 

(a) English, covering grammar, rhetoric, and English literature. 

(b) History, covering general, English, and United States history. 

(c) Bookkeeping and commercial law. 

For entrance to the physical course, students must have the equivalent of 
a high school diploma in : — 

(a) English, covering grammar, rhetoric, and English literature. 

(b) History, covering general, English, and United States history. 

(c) Mathematics, covering arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. 
Students who cannot present satisfactory certificates for work elsewhere 


will be required to pass examinations before entrance. Arrangements have 
been made by the trustees to give instruction to students who may be defi- 
cient in English, history, and mathematics. It is desirable, however, that 
students deficient in all three of these branches should prepare elsewhere. 

(4) College and technical school graduates may be given advanced 
standing if the president finds upon examination that they have satisfac- 
torily completed any subjects in the course for which they are registered. 

(5) All men enter the institution on probation. They are admitted 
as matriculated students only after they have satisfactorily completed one 
term's work. 

(6) All students upon entering must pass a physical examination. Can- 
didates for the physical course should do this before coming. 

(7) Business experience is considered very desirable for men entering 
the secretarial course. 

(8) Admission should be applied for at least two weeks before the 
opening of the school year (Wednesday afternoon, at four o'clock, Septem- 
ber 25, 1907), and all students are expected to be present at the opening 

(9) If at any time a student shows a lack of the prerequisites for suc- 
cess, he will be dismissed. 

(10) No one will be enrolled as a student unless he is taking two hours' 
recitation work daily. Persons desiring less work may be admitted as visit- 
ors, but cannot be rated as students. 

Estimate of Expenses for the School Year 

The following table is based upon the experience of the past five years : — 

Table board, 

$100 00 

to $105 00 

Furnished room with light and heat ($1.50 per week), 

58 00 

58 00 


100 00 

100 00 

^Gymnasium suits, 

15 00 

to 40 00 


12 00 

to 20 00 

Text and note books, 

12 00 

to 30 00 

Laboratory supplies, 

6 00 

to 8 00 


15 00 

to 18 00 

f Membership in student Association, 

5 00 

5 00 

Subscription to "Men," 



Subscription to "Association Seminar," 



$324 25 

$385 25 

Senior trip, 

16 00 

16 00 


3 00 

to 5 00 

♦Students are advised not to purchase gymnasium or athletic suits before coming 
to the School, as the School has regulation colors and suits which all are expected to 

•{•Students are expected to take out a membership in the Student Association, and 
support its work. This ticket will admit them to the privileges of the city Associations. 


An additional fee will be charged for boxing, fencing and wrestling. 

Tuition is payable promptly in advance on the last Monday in September 
and January, one half at each payment ; room rent on last Monday in each 
month. No reduction of rent will be made to a student who engages a 
room and fails to appear at the specified time, nor to one who vacates his 
room less than a month before the close of the School. Rent stops only 
when the room is vacated and the key returned to the office. A deposit of 
fifty cents will be required for each key. 

Each student lodging in the dormitory will care for his own room, 
which must be kept scrupulously clean. He will be expected to provide 
sheets, pillow slips, towels and soap. Beds are all single; pillows, 18x25 
inches. Rooms are liable to inspection. 

Sets consisting of four sheets, two pillow slips, four large linen towels, 
and two large bath towels, all hemmed, can be furnished by the School for 
$4.00, if ordered in advance. 

Recitations, Practice, and Examinations 

Each student is expected to have at least three forty-five minute class- 
room exercises each day during five days of the week; also at least two 
hours' daily practice, according to the year and department, in gymnastics, 
athletics, laboratory work, or practical work in the Young Men's Christian 

There is no school on Saturday from April to November, or from Satur- 
day noon to Monday noon, November to April. 

A Junior or Middler shall be eligible for promotion only after passing 
satisfactorily in every branch prescribed for the year covered, and upon 
approval of the president. Students who for any cause fail to pass the 
regular tests, or for any other reason require special examinations, will be 
charged a fee of fifty cents for each examination. A certificate that the 
fee has been paid must be received from the registrar before the ex- 
amination will be given by the instructor. 

A Senior will be recommended by the faculty to the trustees for grad- 
uation only after passing satisfactorily in every branch of the course. Two 
typewritten copies of each thesis, paper and style of binding as prescribed 
by the librarian, shall be deposited in the library of the Training School, 
which reserves the right of publication. 

Conditions imposed in any subject must be met during the following 
term. If a student is conditioned for more than two terms in more than 
two subjects, he will lose standing as a regular student, and can only be. 
ranked as a special student. 

All students are expected to be subscribers to "Association Men," and 
to be members in some Young Men's Christian Association in Springfield 
or vicinity. 



Many of the students earn a portion of the expenses of the course 
either during vacation or by securing work in the city. The institution can- 
not undertake to find work for students in advance of their coming, but by 
letters of introduction, information, and in other ways renders much assist- 
ance to students with insufficient means. A small loan fund, however, has 
enabled quite a number of students to complete their course. The income 
from the Foss Fund of $1,000 is also available for this purpose. A number 
find opportunity for work in connection with the buildings. Three or four 
are given teaching as assistants in the gymnasium, and a number secure 
positions in neighboring Associations. Candidates for admission who have 
insufficient means are invited to correspond with the president. 

Representation in Athletics 

Men with conditions in more than two subjects which are one term 
old shall not represent the School in any public exhibition. Special stu- 
dents may not represent the School unless they are carrying successfully 
ten hours of classroom work per week in addition to physical practice. 
A special student shall not act as captain, manager, or president of any 
School organization. 

Student Organizations 

The Student Association 

The Student Young Men's Christian Association is now in its eleventh 
year, and has become a great factor not only in the life of the School, but 
also in the life of Springfield and vicinity through work done by its mem- 
bers. It is unique in two respects: (1) It controls not only the religious, 
but also the social and athletic activities of the student body; (2) Every 
student of the one hundred is an active member. The membership fee is 
$5 per year, payable strictly in advance. Prospective students desiring 
further information are invited to correspond with the president of the 

Officers (1906-07): President, B. M. Nicholson, '07; vice president, 
H. G. Carrell, '07 ; secretary, G. C. Pratt, '08 ; treasurer, B. B. Foster, '07. 

Lee Literary Club 

This club, the oldest of its kind in the School, has accomplished much 
useful work. Since its inception it has striven to give thorough disci- 


pline in debate and in the proper conducting of deliberative assemblies. 
Through its regular weekly meetings its members are afforded an oppor- 
tunity of acquiring that facility of speech, and that clearness and force in 
the expression of thought and feeling, which form such a valuable asset 
in after years. The Lee Club has the good fortune to possess a hand- 
somely and appropriately furnished room, the gift of an ever-respected 
friend of the School — Henry S. Lee. Further, it has for critic Prof. 
H. M. Burr, whose kindly and sympathetic criticism contributes so much 
to the success of the Club. An annual prize debate for gold and silver 
medals usually concludes the season. 

Officers : President, Egerton W. Duncan, '07 ; vice president, Clarence 
Baker, '08; secretary-treasurer, Judson P. Freeman, '08; sergeant-at-arms, 
Chauncey C. Shean, '07. 

McKinley Society 

This society has just entered upon the sixth year of its career, which is 
marked by a steady increase in strength. With Dr. Ballantine and Mr. 
Berry as critics, the society is giving to its members a proper training in 
the grace and goodness of the power of public address which can be ac- 
quired with greatest results only ' during college life. Knowledge is use- 
ful, but the ability to stand in the presence of others and make known 
our thoughts and mental acquirements is of much more value. There will 
be some time in life when we will feel the necessity of being able to make 
a speech; when the extemporaneous power will be almost priceless. The 
greatest value of the McKinley Society rests, therefore, upon the refining 
and beneficial influence which it has exerted and which is daily being multi- 
plied. The McKinley has sent out faithful, earnest, intelligent workers, 
whose efficiency has been increased and whose lives have been made better 
through the personal contact and friendships, the glorious privileges and 
environment of their probation in the society. We extend a hearty wel- 
come to the incoming classes and promise them both pleasure and profit 
in their connection with us. 

Officers: President, B. B. Foster, '07; vice president, C. B. Kern, '07; 
secretary, H. A. Cook, '08; treasurer, W. H. Warr, '08. 

The International Lyceum 

The words friendship, opportunity, and International Lyceum go to- 
gether. This society especially aims to help those in need of training in 
public speaking. Its past history, beginning in 1902, has been bright. 
Among other happenings, it was the victor in the intersociety debate of 
1904. During the next year a prize silver cup debate was conducted among 
its own members. Furthermore, the society has sent out strong men who 
are now doing good service. But not only has our society a bright past, 
but a bright present and future as well. One or two social events are 


conducted each year by the society. These are preceded by a short pro- 
gram, giving the members direct practice in public speaking. We have a 
good spirit, and this is strengthened much by our critic, Dr. Seerley. In* 
him we have a strong personality, a life of power and friendliness, and a 
perfect mine of good judgment and advice, backed by a splendid example. 
Here, as our critic has said, we are taught how to< put our life into our 
words, also how to stir the emotions of others, thus changing their lives 
and thinking. It should be noted that by the election of officers each term, 
each member is given the chance to hold office. 

Officers: President, O. E. Warfield, '07; vice president, E. A. Ratthei, 
'07; treasurer, P. H. Reichardt, '07; secretary, H. H. Prentice, '08; chap- 
lain, R. G. Roberts, '07; sergeant-at-arms, E. C. Cunningham, '08; chair- 
man of program committee, B. M. Nicholson, '07 ; critic, Dr. F. N. Seerley. 

Musical Organizations 

The musical talent of the School has been assembled into the orchestra 
and the mandolin club. 

The Orchestra 

The orchestra is organized and holds weekly rehearsals. Music has 
been furnished for the numerous socials and receptions, in addition to 
various outside engagements. It supplies a needed want in the School 
life. Under the direction of Lessing Bandlow, first violin, are Charles 
J. Kilbourne, second violin, Jess T. Hopkins, cornet, and George A. Coe, 

The Mandolin Club 

The mandolin club meets for practice every week. Its selections are 
pleasing features at the various School social functions, and it has filled 
several outside engagements. The club is composed of Lewis H. Stilmar, 
John D. Brock, and A. Lommel Holm, first mandolin, J. Dean Phillips, 
second mandolin, Ernest Andrews and Laurence Taylor, banjos, and 
Lessing Bandlow, guitar. 


To maintain the Training School's work on its present plane of efficiency, 
a yearly income of $26,000, aside from tuition fees and room rentals, is re- 
quired. Inquiries concerning the finances will receive prompt attention if 
addressed to L. L. Doggett, President, and remittances may be made pay- 
able to his order, or to H. H. Bowman, Treasurer. 

The Training School has a partial endowment fund of $88,000, which 
has been contributed by friends of the institution during the past few 


This consists of the following funds : — 

Parmlee Memorial Fund $10,000 

Horace B. Smith Fund 5,000 

R. R. McBurney Fund 3,000 

H. S. Lee Fund 5,000 

F. M. Kirby Fund 5,000 

F. B. Pratt Fund 5,000 

Emerson Gaylord Memorial Fund 5,000 

Woods Hall Endowment Fund 5,000 

Searle Library Fund 1,000 

The Foss Student Loan Fund 1,000 

Frances Moody Memorial Fund 10,000 

Robert A. Harris Memorial Fund 1,000 

General Fund 32,000 


Bequest for Endowment 

I give and bequeath to the International Young Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation Training School, Springfield, Mass., the sum of 

to be safely invested by them and called the 

Fund. The interest of this fund to be applied to the use of the School. 

Perpetual Loan Fund 

For the purpose of founding a perpetual loan fund in the International 
Young Men's Christian Association Training School, Springfield, Mass. 
[or any of its departments, if so stated], I hereby give the sum of five 
thousand dollars — or its equivalent in good securities at cash value — to be 
safely invested by them, the income to be loaned toward the education of 
students who have already shown ability in the School. 


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International Young Men's Christian Association 
Training School, Springfield, Mass. 

Feb. 11, 1906 

Mr. J. B. Miller, Kent, Ohio 

Dear Sir: The Miller Keyless Lock is the best Combination Lock 
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Sincerely, J. F. SIMON'S 

The Young Men's Christian Association 
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New Haven, Conn., March 11, 1904 

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for thirty-four years — they are inherent of exclusive features 
that make them different from all others — it is the quality of 
Medart Gymnasium Supplies and the reasonable prices at 
which they are sold that make this catalogue so necessary to 
anyone interested in gymnasium work. 

Send for it to-day — it 's yours for the asking. 

FRED MEDART, Manufacturer Gymnasium Equipments 

3530 DeKalb Street, ST. LOUIS, MO. 






We carry the largest .and best assorted stock in the city 





Shop and Residence, White St. at R. R. bridge R O. Box 774 

Telephone Connection Springfield, MaSS. 


Carlisle Coal 

And get the most for your money? Try it one season and you will always use it 


Tel. 1301 3 Elm Street, SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 


"If we made it, it 's right" 

Cups, Medals, Class and Fraternity Pins 

We make a speciality of prizes and trophies for the various 
branches of the Y. M. C. A. We have special designs of 
medals for Track, Gymnastic, Bowling and Swimming 

47 Winter St. 129 Tremont St. BOSTON, MASS.